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Thread #169570   Message #4109098
Posted By: leeneia
06-Jun-21 - 05:53 PM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Yes, the eruption still seems to be going strong.

Seeing this eruption has made me sense something of the length of geologic time. This eruption has been going on for 3 or 4 months, yet look how little it has changed the landscape. Then I realize that all of Iceland has been built up by eruptions like this.

Yes, some eruptions were probably bigger, but man, think how long it must have taken to assemble the entire island, one lava fountain at a time.