Showing logs for date: 2021-03-21
07:10:00 <Betty> afternoon Jarno
07:36:16 <Ætna 💤> afternoon Betty
07:47:10 <Betty> nice morning glow
08:26:04 <Ætna 💤> the eruptive cone at Fagradalsfjall just partially collapsed. Impressive to see a sudden flood of lava pouring out :)
08:30:02 <Betty> yeah, that was cool
08:30:22 <KorbenC> Ætna 💤, link?
08:30:30 <Ætna 💤> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O46nVKTdpBc
08:30:41 <Ætna 💤> you do have to scroll a bit back, about 5-6 minutes
08:30:42 <KorbenC> thx
08:31:28 <Ætna 💤> I'd monitor that YouTube channel for new livestreams. They apparantly end it when there's nothing to see. This morning it was so foggy you couldn't even see red glow
08:33:34 <Ætna 💤> also, read chat at your own risk. Seems to be filled with people who'd warmly welcome [REDACTED] in their house
08:34:35 <Ætna 💤> though there are definitely around who are just curious and have nothing with that sort of people
08:35:06 <KorbenC> That helicopter certainly gives some scale :)
08:35:32 <Betty> chat is quite bad there. headshaking
08:36:08 <Ætna 💤> definitely. You'd want those filled with geologists from IMO. Those helis tend to fly near the cone and closer to the active lava field
08:36:15 <Betty> hope they will never find this chat ;-)
08:36:28 <KorbenC> Betty, :p
08:36:45 <Ætna 💤> and provide a much better scale estimate than the helis almost offscreen
08:36:50 <KorbenC> JO, means the cone is at least 20 (probably many more) feet.
09:31:07 <Sam> Are we still waiting on OF it did it possibly already go? Doesn’t look super active right now
09:31:37 <Sam> Pretty light though
09:32:32 <Betty> Hi Sam, some static frames are missing, so maybe it alreday went
09:33:30 <Sam> Hi Betty. That’s what I was thinking. I can’t scroll back since I’m on my phone
09:36:49 <Betty> it was ie 0846, frames before that are missing
09:37:03 <Betty> pretty day
09:37:12 <Betty> winter wonderland
09:44:13 <KorbenC> morning Forest
09:44:33 <Forestbewithyou> Hey Korben
09:44:53 <Forestbewithyou> How was mountain climbing?
09:45:05 <KorbenC> Windy but fun.
09:45:11 <Betty> hi forest
09:45:31 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Betty
09:45:38 <Forestbewithyou> That’s awesome
09:45:42 <Betty> and hi Korben, if I did not say hello yet
09:45:48 <KorbenC> Betty, hi
09:49:28 <KorbenC> Forest, https://imgur.com/a/2cPQR3x
09:49:56 <Forestbewithyou> Pretty!
09:53:45 <KorbenC> Just glad the wind did not blow me off the 20+ft cornices :D
09:54:20 <Forestbewithyou> Yea!
11:17:13 <Betty> wow, MG just showed up in iceland chat...
11:19:13 <KorbenC> Uhoh, that is not good
11:39:06 <KorbenC> Iceland volcano getting bigger it seems :D
11:39:34 <KorbenC> Lots of lava.
11:43:36 <Ætna 💤> I wonder when it'll erupt pahoehoe. Now it still seems to be a'a, though of a smoother variant
11:44:26 <KorbenC> I would prefer it all to just go "BOOM."
11:44:41 <Ætna 💤> well, that's not going to happen there
11:44:51 <KorbenC> It could!
11:45:05 <KorbenC> I know it likely would not, but I would enjoy it.
11:45:39 <Ætna 💤> Krýsuvík sits on a spreading center, which means hot magma comes directly from below, no re-melting of continental plates involved there
11:45:59 <KorbenC> Kevin could make it go "BOOM" :D
11:46:51 <Ætna 💤> I think a gas canister would have more effect. There's a video on YouTube of scientists throwing a canister into Erta Ale
11:47:10 <KorbenC> I am sure Kevin could arrange that.
11:48:03 <Ætna 💤> a jerrycan filled with water was actually fairly uninteresting. It surely did stir up the lava pond, but otherwise no real fountaining going on there
11:49:04 <KorbenC> Fun to see the bigger splashes sending lava over the edge.
11:49:47 <Ætna 💤> the main cone is actually contributing surprisingly little to the lava flow
11:50:14 <KorbenC> But it is the main show
11:50:29 <Ætna 💤> indeed
11:50:32 <KorbenC> Given the little human ants at the base of the flow, that cone could easily be 100ft tall.
11:56:28 <Ætna 💤> getting dark quickly
11:58:43 <Ætna 💤> I wonder if the initial erupted lava was old magma, stored below the surface for hundreds of years. Not sure if it could survive that long in liquid state though. Maybe partially molten and remelted later
12:03:34 <Ætna 💤> it's amazing how quickly a volcanic cone can form with a decent height to it
12:04:17 <KorbenC> molten rock can cool quite quickly, can't it.
12:04:56 <Ætna 💤> it can, definitely on a cold surface
12:05:38 <Ætna 💤> if this one persists (likely it won't), there's at least one rift zone positively identified :)
12:06:30 <KorbenC> careful JO, MG watches this chat and you know she will call anythign a "rift zone" or a "fault". In MG terms: Hey, there is a rock there, must be a fault zone, the world is going to end :P
12:06:47 <KorbenC> She showed up in the iceland chat earlier.
12:07:57 <Ætna 💤> yeah... unfortunately for those people the world is [b]not[/b] going to end
12:08:23 <KorbenC> :)
12:08:44 <KorbenC> [/b] is this the way you made that bold? [b]
12:09:02 <Ætna 💤> you have them the other way around
12:09:12 <KorbenC> [b] Thanks JO [/b]
12:09:39 <Ætna 💤> the / closes
12:09:50 <Ætna 💤> without the slash it starts
12:09:57 <KorbenC> For italics also?
12:10:31 <Ætna 💤> yes, for every [] this chat has
12:11:47 <KorbenC> Thx
12:16:01 <KorbenC🌋> OF
12:28:43 <Betty> cross skier
12:29:06 <Betty> or snow shoe hiker
12:33:15 <linda> hey hey
12:33:36 <Ætna 💤> afternoon Linda
12:33:43 <Betty> hi Linda
12:35:16 <linda> fire lookout view is gorgeous
12:35:24 <linda> hi Ætna 💤, Betty,
16:58:36 <kcmule> OF
17:19:55 <Ætna 💤> off for the day. Enjoy Fagradalsfjall
17:21:51 <Kevin L™ 🌵> He does like steam Linda
17:22:36 <Betty> hi kcmule and Kevin
17:23:02 <Betty> and I´m out too, enjoy the rest of your sunday
17:23:14 <kcmule> hi and nite
17:23:56 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Hi (and bye Betty)
17:26:45 <linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, looked at pics?
17:27:02 <Kevin L™ 🌵> yes
17:27:39 <linda> :) they were real nice, i loved the little round red one
17:28:13 <Kevin L™ 🌵> The Flying Scotsman did a North America tour.
17:28:43 <linda> oh that's its name? nice
17:29:12 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Not the red one. Flying Scotsman is a big green one.
17:29:45 <linda> ah
17:30:59 <linda> Kevin L™ 🌵, It was bizarre to hear from him but forgot he liked trains. So when I saw his pics I knew you'd like them.
17:32:32 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I like the little red one too. That is a tank engine (like Thomas). There is a water tank over the boiler instead of a tender.
17:32:48 <linda> :thumbsup:
17:32:55 <Kevin L™ 🌵> https://www.flickr.com/photos/mervyn_w/29772209696/in/dateposted/
18:18:50 <linda> wow check out that cloud over the lake
18:19:23 <Forestbewithyou> very nice
18:19:44 <linda> Forestbewithyou, hi
18:19:47 <Kevin L™ 🌵> That is a Korben cloud
18:19:53 <Forestbewithyou> Hi Linda
18:19:54 <linda> sure is
18:28:14 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Rain in Iceland
18:33:31 <linda> putting out the volcano? 😉
18:37:00 <linda> lost my link to volcano, can you post it
18:37:40 <Kevin L™ 🌵> https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O46nVKTdpBc&ab_channel=Vi%C3%B0bur%C3%B0astofaVestfjar%C3%B0a
18:38:05 <linda> thx
18:39:17 <linda> wow still going
18:39:54 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Sort of mesmerizing.
18:40:56 <linda> my goodness it is
18:42:29 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I wonder how long that will take to cool off.
18:44:46 <linda> yeah I wonder. no idea how long that all takes. I guess the top could cool but lava would flow underneath
18:45:34 <Kevin L™ 🌵> That is a really thick layer of lava.
18:47:51 <linda> love those cinters hitting the sides. imagine how big they are if we can see them
18:48:28 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Some of the splashes are huge.
18:49:38 <linda> is that what they are called? cinters?
18:51:37 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Not sure but I know what you mean.
18:53:27 <linda> where's jarno when you need him. 😉
18:56:22 <Kevin L™ 🌵> I suppose he has to sleep sometime!
18:57:42 <linda> :)
19:30:36 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Had a yard full of quail when I went out to empty the trash Linda.
19:35:11 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Looks like Aurum
19:37:15 <linda> how nice, they must be so cute
19:37:29 <linda> I had a bunch of bluebirds today
19:38:19 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Did you know the Mountain Bluebird is Nevada's state bird?
19:38:47 <linda> no I didn't, they are beautiful.
19:39:04 <linda> Saw my first mountain bluebird at Old Faithful
19:39:11 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Do you know what the State flower is?
19:39:35 <linda> nope
19:39:47 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Sagebrush!
19:40:00 <linda> really!
19:40:05 <linda> that's a flower?
19:40:29 <linda> or you are pulling my leg
19:40:44 <Kevin L™ 🌵> Yes. They have some pretty blooms about 5 or 6 times during the season.
19:40:57 <Kevin L™ 🌵> That is for real
19:41:07 <linda> huh I'll have to look that up
19:41:16 <linda> :)
19:46:12 <linda> I wonder if the volcano will explode
19:46:30 <Kevin L™ 🌵> It is possible.
19:46:51 <linda> would be cool to see
19:47:18 <Kevin L™ 🌵> As long as the cam was far enough away
19:47:47 <linda> good point
21:08:59 <linda> good night
21:09:46 <Kevin L™ 🌵> It was a bad Knight for me, but good night to you.