Waiting for 1-2 eruption
I am not used to writing here about anything other than work online.
But the last weeks have been very special here in Iceland, so I've decided to write about other things now!
For the last few months, we have been waiting for a volcano around 20-25 kilometers from my home. We are very used to eruptions. Both because we have an average 275 earthquakes a day, most so little that you don´t find it.
But too, normally there is much going on around many active places about Volcano. So I have seen many tourist volcanoes. But too, very serious and big.
Last 4 years we have had 3 volcanos in this area we are now waiting for. Strange to say it, but when you learn to listen to nature you can find a lot of signs. Strange because some of us knew before scientists agreed that the vulcano was coming shortly.
Things like the birds moving to other places, incredible silence in the air, trees standing still, etc.
And early 10 of November started it all on more power! Luckily here in Iceland when nature is talking about a disaster, or Covid is etc, the authority has a stronger policy than nothing, and I mean nothing is hidden. We know what is going on, how much the danger is, what the plan is etc.
And here is a town called Grindavik, 20-25 minutes driving from me, which is the "main" problem. It can seriously disappear under lava. And as always, we are not talking about unrealistic things! And even so it is horrible to say it, I don´t know if that is the worst case!
Let's back a little. A very unusual big magma was trying to come and still is. Yesterday was just "walk and run," so places changed quickly. What is new here is that a for a first time there is a power energy station in danger. This means that in a bigger area than Grindavik, called Sudurnes can 30.000 people not get hot or cold water or electricity in November which can be very cold here in Iceland!
Many here I am sure have heard about the world-famous spa The Blue Lagoon! It's a great and relaxing place. It can destroy now, It is almost in the middle of the powers that are working.
But keep focus! In Grindavik, 4000 people live. Icelanders are 400.000, which is an incredible number for me because we were 320-350.000 for a long time.
What happened yesterday evening was that to some surprise the magma was so powerful and in a gab that it still looked like it could come up a Volcano under Grindavik downtown!
But people had time so all needed to leave the town but not in a hurry, had 2 hours to do that.
The night was sleepless for me because each 30 minutes or hour added fresh new news, always worse than before.
Now we are just waiting. We can wait for hours or days but it is 98% sure it will Volcano.
On this area most, or maybe all, volcanos are lava volcanos which are much better. But! Always this but! Now is a big danger that it comes up into the sea which would be horrible. If that happens, it will be an explosive volcano. It can then go up 10-20 kilometers in the air. Some here I guess remember the Eyjafjallajokull volcano 2013 I think. It had a huge effect on airplanes all over. Well, most probably that will be a joke if this goes into the sea on full power.
And even more strange, it is quite possible it will be 2 volcanoes in a small area, one in the sea and the other on the land!
And what we can do is just wait and update old posts like I am doing right now!
So take care all of you. And as my focus is for the moment not in WA, it can explain if I am late to read posts here.
Other than this, all in good! Look after your family and friends and have a great time!
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