Nature: Volcano Iceland (1996)

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Nature: Volcano Iceland (1996) Gender: N/A
Iceland, Vatnajokull eruption
born on 30 September 1996 at 22:30 (= 10:30 PM )
Place Grimsvotn, Iceland, 64n42, 17e33
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
Timed documented source, news
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_libcol.18.gif 07°59' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 26°27 Asc.s_leocol.18.gif 04°41'


Iceland volcano, the eruption of a deep glacier chasm between Grimsvotn and Bardarbunga Calderas under Vatnajokull Glacier, starting between 10:00 and 11:00 PM (-1 zone) beginning on 9/30/1996.

On 11/05/1996, shortly after dawn, a sub glacial eruption occurred, flooding Caldera lake. Pent up ascending water lifted the 800 ft thick lid of ice, nearly a cubic mile of water, causing a powerful flood that moved massive 1,000 ton 30-ft high blocks of ice three miles.

(Details from National Geographic article "Iceland's Trial by Fire" by Glenn Oeland, May 1997, Vol 191, No.5.)


Source Notes

Diana Rosenberg collection: Data from Smithsonian Institution's Bulletin of the Global Volcanism Network, Vol 21, #9, Sept 1996 (Used Lun Ecl 9/27/1996, 2:51 UT, set for Grimsvotn L&L given in GVN Bulletin: 64.42N, 17.33W).


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