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#1 Hum

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:25

Iceland has issued a red alert to aviation after indications of a possible eruption under the country's biggest glacier, the Vattnajokull.

The Icelandic Met Office warned that a small eruption had taken place under the Dyngjujokull ice cap.

Seismic activity is continuing at the Bardarbunga volcano, about 30km away.

Airspace over the site has been closed, but all Icelandic airports currently remain open, authorities say. A Europe-wide alert has also been upgraded.

European air safety agency Eurocontrol said it would produce a forecast of likely ash behaviour every six hours.

Iceland's Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted in 2010, producing ash that severely disrupted air travel.

The red alert is the highest warning on the country's five-point scale.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:42

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:46

Vattnajokull

Dyngjujokull

Eyjafjallajokull

 

Jesus H Christ, is any Icelandic word even remotely pronounceable?



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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:47

Vattnajokull[/size]

Dyngjujokull[/size]
Eyjafjallajokull[/size]
 
Jesus H Christ, is any Icelandic word even remotely pronounceable?
Wouldn't be any fun if they were.

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Posted 24 August 2014 - 06:53

Lock on photon torpedoes .... Fire



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 03:58

Increased earthquakes around the world, she's ready to blow



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 04:00

Jesus H Christ, is any Icelandic word even remotely pronounceable?

I lived in Keflavik for about 10 years, and I can say with reasonable confidence that unless you were born there, no, not at all.  Just wind up hurting yourself and/or sounding like the village idiot.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 06:10

its kull without any need of koolaid.



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Posted 26 August 2014 - 07:28

Dyngjujokull
Eyjafjallajokull

Jesus H Christ, is any Icelandic word even remotely pronounceable?
>


Daniel Tammet learned Icelandic in a week.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 18:28

shields up.



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 18:34

They could just use that ice bomb thing Nuevo-Spock used in Star (kinda) Trek Into Darkness. FIRE!



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 18:57

I read somewhere that geologists are afraid that this eruption could become a disaster, like one eruption in 1783 which killed "an estimated 20–25% of the population" and "around 80% of sheep, 50% of cattle and 50% of horses" (source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Laki).

 

And this was a headline in one UK newspaper: "Icelandic volcano could trigger Britain's coldest winter EVER" (http://www.express.c.../ Showbiz Feed))



#13 Earthworm Jimmy

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Posted 15 September 2014 - 18:57

Daniel Tammet learned Icelandic in a week.

 

very cool!



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Posted 15 September 2014 - 19:07

Vattnajokull

Dyngjujokull

Eyjafjallajokull

 

Jesus H Christ, is any Icelandic word even remotely pronounceable?

It's not thaaaat bad ;D J sounds like i/y... and double L sounds like "tl". Try saying "eyafiatlajokutl" and you'll probably be quite close :D

 

Fun facts:

Vatn means water but can also mean lake and such.

Jökull, glacier.

Eyja means islands and fjalla means mountains :)