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Thread #169570 Message #4099857
Posted By: DaveRo
29-Mar-21 - 05:33 PM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Very different types volcano, different types of eruption. The lava from this Icelandic eruption is thick and slow moving. White Island was an explosive eruption.
Interesting that the area is closed due to gas. Hekla, Iceland's biggest volcano, is notorious for emitting flourine which poisoned sheep over a wide area.
I visited Iceland decades ago and climbed up Krafla. We walked across 'recent' lava - still hot a few centimetres down. The guide told us where we could walk without falling though. Terrible midges!
Steve: been to Nisyros?