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Rajan Parrikar

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Keilir
« on: March 03, 2021, 04:16:40 am »

From my blog post Eruption Imminent?

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« Reply #1 on: March 03, 2021, 07:03:03 am »

Lets hope it indeed works out fine!
Here in the Netherlands we already start screaming at magnitude 2!     and then we made the problem ourselves by mining gas.
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« Reply #2 on: March 03, 2021, 07:23:37 am »

I really like the first photo, and your blog. Here's hoping Keilir remains dormant.
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« Reply #3 on: March 03, 2021, 07:58:00 am »

Interesting shots… The volcano is - in shape - almost caricatural, like the Stromboli. This is how I imagined a volcano when I was a little kid. Let's hope that everything goes well and that the imminent eruption stays imminent for a long time.
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #4 on: March 03, 2021, 08:18:43 am »

Terrific blog, loved the drone selfie ;) Barring catastrophe, hopefully, you'll need to keep your cameras handy. Stay safe.

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Re: Keilir
« Reply #5 on: March 03, 2021, 08:47:20 am »

It took some courage for you to turn your back on that mountain!
I hope it stays dormant.

I had the experience of climbing to the summit of Hekla in 1974, when it was roughly half-way between eruptions. But that is way inland, far from any villages or habitation.
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #6 on: March 04, 2021, 03:52:42 am »

Thank you, all.

Eric - I didn't know you had gone all the way to the Hekla summit. Wow!

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« Reply #7 on: March 04, 2021, 05:59:43 am »

I still remember the eruption in 2010 from the volcano with the loooonnngggg and unpronounceable name:)

I was in Abu Dhabi at the time and had to stay there for a few more days, which was not bad, actually.

Nice post.

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« Reply #8 on: March 04, 2021, 06:10:01 am »

I still remember the eruption in 2010 from the volcano with the loooonnngggg and unpronounceable name:)

Paulo,

If you thought that was unpronounceable, prepare for - Þráinsskjaldarhraun


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Re: Keilir
« Reply #9 on: March 04, 2021, 12:40:29 pm »

Yikes! Hope it doesn't go off, and you all remain safe. But if it does, I suspect your drone will be up there hard at work.
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #10 on: March 04, 2021, 12:40:59 pm »

Thank you, all.

Eric - I didn't know you had gone all the way to the Hekla summit. Wow!
I just checked the history of Hekla eruptions, and the late 1900s ones were in 1970, 1980, 1981, and 1991. We were there on a hiking club tour in 1974. The bus got us as close to the base of Hekla as possible, and most of us elected to try hiking to the summit. About a dozen of us made it to the top, while most turned back half-way up. The going was mostly over fairly hard-packed snow, maybe a foot deep. Here is one of my shots from the summit.
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« Reply #11 on: March 05, 2021, 07:03:42 am »

I just checked the history of Hekla eruptions, and the late 1900s ones were in 1970, 1980, 1981, and 1991. We were there on a hiking club tour in 1974. The bus got us as close to the base of Hekla as possible, and most of us elected to try hiking to the summit. About a dozen of us made it to the top, while most turned back half-way up. The going was mostly over fairly hard-packed snow, maybe a foot deep. Here is one of my shots from the summit.

Much better than the crowded Mount Everest!   ;D
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #12 on: March 05, 2021, 11:51:08 am »

Much better than the crowded Mount Everest!   ;D
Even though it is easier to get to!
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #13 on: March 19, 2021, 06:11:12 pm »

Update: An eruption has just started. (6 pm EST)

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« Reply #14 on: March 20, 2021, 09:28:03 am »

Update: An eruption has just started. (6 pm EST)

Yes, I saw it in the news….
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #15 on: March 20, 2021, 09:45:23 am »

Rajan,

Please don't get too close, you or your drone!
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #16 on: March 20, 2021, 09:47:28 am »

Rajan,

Please don't get too close, you or your drone!

Eric,

The eruption seems small (for now). Like fireworks at a local village festival. Here’s a live look -

https://www.ruv.is/frett/2021/03/20/beint-vefstreymi-fra-eldstodvunum

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Re: Keilir
« Reply #17 on: March 20, 2021, 09:52:54 am »

Small eruption but already spectacular! It must give a very nice illumination at night.
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #18 on: March 20, 2021, 10:46:43 pm »

Nice visually, but I wouldn't want to climb it right now.
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Re: Keilir
« Reply #19 on: March 21, 2021, 04:56:53 am »

Nice visually, but I wouldn't want to climb it right now.

You are right. Although the road towards the site has been blocked, some folks have been walking to it and getting up close without masks or proper equipment. This despite warnings from authorities. Chances are that all access will be cut off soon if this continues.
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