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A taste of Hekla

Queen of Icelandic volcanoes Hekla is the Queen of Icelandic volcanoes, famed and feared throughout Middle-Ages Europe as news of her fierce eruptions percolated back to the continent.  She was in the news again recently when GPS sensors detected ground … Continue reading

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Ash cloud closes UK airports: what are the chances?

Quite high, actually. And I’m not just talking from a geologist’s perspective, where the planets whizz around the sun, the continents glide across the surface of the Earth, and volcanoes pop off continuously, like bubbles in a simmering stew.  A … Continue reading

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