Iceland Volcano May Erupt, Cause Major Travel Impacts


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The Bardarbunga volcano could be counting down toward an eruption with possible impacts on millions of people.
The eruption threat level for Bardarbunga was raised to orange on Monday, the second-highest level. This occurred following several earthquakes in the past week, including the strongest…

The Bardarbunga volcano could be counting down toward an eruption with possible impacts on millions of people.

The eruption threat level for Bardarbunga was raised to orange on Monday, the second-highest level. This occurred following several earthquakes in the past week, including the strongest quake measured in the region since 1996, according to the Iceland Meteorological Office (IMO).

On Thursday, the headline on the IMO official website stated, “Intense earthquake swarm continues at Bardarbunga. Presently, there are no signs of magma moving to the surface.”

“If no magma is rising to the surface as the IMO is reporting, this is not likely to be an explosive eruption,” said AccuWeather.com Meteorologist Alan Reppert who studied Geology at Penn State University.

“You can get an explosion without magma. The effects would be more localized with some rocks and rapidly rising waters involved. You would not have the steam and ash involved like what was seen during the [Eyjafjallajokull volcano] eruption.”

Although no eruption has occurred thus far, the recent earthquakes have raised concern that a major eruption is possible in the near future.

“If magma does start rising, that would change and there can be an explosive eruption,” Reppert continued.
In 2010, the Eyjafjallajokull eruption in Iceland spewed ash into European Airspace, leading to thousands of flight cancellations which impacted millions.

Additionally, the Croke Park Classic, a college football game between Penn State University and the University of Central Florida in Dublin, Ireland, on Aug. 30 could be impacted if Bardarbunga erupts.

Both schools, along with thousands of fans, are expected to arrive in Dublin beginning early next week. A UCF spokesperson told the Associated Press that school officials are monitoring the situation.

Upper-level winds will generally be north to northwest across the region through Sunday which would transport any ash toward Ireland and the United Kingdom if an eruption was to occur.

By the middle of next week, upper-level winds are currently projected to shift and would direct any ash around a ridge of high pressure to the North Sea and southern Scandinavia.

Current indications point toward the winds shifting again later in the week toward Greenland.

AccuWeather.com meteorologists will be monitoring the potential for any ash to get wrapped around a storm system and be drawn back into the northern Atlantic toward the weekend of Aug. 30 to 31.

Airlines lost almost $2 billion due to the canceled flights, according to Bloomberg News.

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