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Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earths crust

Icelandic volcano leads to new insight into Earth's crust formation

Chuck Bednar for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online An in-depth analysis of the August 2014 volcanic eruption in Iceland has shown that a new layer of the Earth’s crust is forming beneath the lava-spewing rupture, according to new research...

Latest Iceland Stories

Holuhraun fissure eruption
2014-10-27 02:30:37

Spectacular eruptions at Bárðarbunga volcano in central Iceland have been spewing lava continuously since Aug. 31. Massive amounts of erupting lava are connected to the destruction of supercontinents and dramatic changes in climate and ecosystems.

2014-10-07 12:22:03

Project with Halldor Seafood brings Fresh Icelandic Cod and Haddock to the US by Sea SAN FRANCISCO, Oct.

2014-09-26 12:23:42

The Nordic Heritage Museum presents Odin's Eye, October 10 - November 9 SEATTLE, Sept.

hadean earth
2014-09-16 06:31:23

The first 500 million years after the Earth formed is a period known as the Hadean. Until recently, it was believed that this time in Earth's history was hellacious. A new study reveals that this assumption may be false and that the early Earth may have been surprisingly similar to present day.

2014-09-09 12:21:43

QUINCY, Mass., Sept.

2014-08-29 00:20:33

LOS ANGELES, Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Justin Timberlake's live streamed concert from the Korinn Sports Hall in Iceland is the #1 viewed event on the Live Nation Channel on Yahoo.

2014-08-28 12:34:31

ST. PETERSBURG, Fla., Aug. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- For over a week, earthquakes have threatened an eruption by Iceland's Bardarbunga volcano.

2014-08-12 16:25:11

-- Killing Keiko, available August 14, recounts heartbreaking abuse and death of whale who inspired the world -- ORLANDO, Fla., Aug.

2014-07-10 08:32:40

SANTA BARBARA, Calif., July 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IceBrowser.co announces its Beta launch of a new add-on browser designed


Latest Iceland Reference Libraries

Askja
2014-04-09 16:13:20

Askja is an active stratovolcano that is located in the isolated central highlands in Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,974 feet and its name literally means caldera, or box, in the Icelandic language. The area can only be reached during a period of a few months and because it located in the rain shadow of the Vatnajökull glacier to the northeast, it only receives 17.7 inches of rain per year. One of Askja’s smaller craters holds a lake known as Öskjuvatn, which is often frozen over...

Hekla
2014-04-08 13:19:59

Hekla is an active stratovolcano that is located southern Iceland and is part of a volcanic ridge that extends over an area of twenty-five miles. This volcano reaches an elevation of 4,882 feet and holds a unique shape that is a mixture of a stratovolcano and crater row, a trait that is found in very few volcanoes. Its name is translated as “hooded” but it also refers to a hooded cloak, so it is thought that the name could be inspired by the cloud cover that often occurs around the...

Eldfell
2014-04-08 12:54:37

Eldfell is an active stratovolcano that is located in Iceland on the island of Heimaey, in the Vestmannaeyjar archipelago. It reaches an elevation of 656 feet and was created during a volcanic eruption on the east side of the island in 1973. Its name means Mountain of Fire in the Icelandic language. Iceland is an area with a high frequency of volcanic activity because it is located on top of the Iceland hotspot and beside the Mid-Atlantic Ridge. So many eruptions occur here that it is thought...

Grímsvötn
2014-04-08 12:39:42

Grímsvötn is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southeast highlands of Iceland. This volcano reaches an elevation of 5,659 feet and is located in the northwestern side of the Vatnajökull ice-cap. It is comprised of basaltic lava and has the highest frequency of eruptions of any volcano in Iceland. The majority of this volcano resides under Vatnajökull, so its eruptions are primarily subglacial and often cause phreatomagmatic explosions. Grímsvötn produced an eruption in...

Erik The Red
2014-01-06 11:48:00

Known as Erik the Red, Erik Thorvaldsson is remembered in medieval and Icelandic saga sources as having founded the first Norse settlement in Greenland. The Icelandic tradition signifies that he was born in Rogaland, Norway. The designation “the Red” probably refers to his hair or his beard color. Leif Ericson, the well-known Icelandic explorer, was Erik’s son. When Erik the Red’s father was exiled from Norway due to manslaughter, he sailed west from Norway accompanied by...

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