Honest Iceland Talk

Iceland's Volcanoes - Is the next eruption just around the corner?

October 15, 2020 Episode 11
Honest Iceland Talk
Iceland's Volcanoes - Is the next eruption just around the corner?
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Honest Iceland Talk
Iceland's Volcanoes - Is the next eruption just around the corner?
Oct 15, 2020 Episode 11

Iceland is situated right between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, and its geology is nothing short of extraordinary and fascinating. The inhabitants live with the constant threat of a sudden volcanic blow with a volcanic eruption on average every three to five years.

In this episode, we tell you how past volcanos threatened the nation's survival and what we can learn from them for future eruptions. We also explore which volcanos show signs of erupting soon and take you on a short geological excursion about Iceland's formation.

We recommend the book: Exploring Iceland's Geology by Snæbjörn Guðmundsson.

Movie recommendation: BBC - Volcano Live, Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special on YouTube

Find out more about Grímsvötn in our latest blog post: https://honesticeland.com/icelands-powerful-volcano-ready-to-erupt/

Show Notes

Iceland is situated right between the Eurasian and North American tectonic plates, and its geology is nothing short of extraordinary and fascinating. The inhabitants live with the constant threat of a sudden volcanic blow with a volcanic eruption on average every three to five years.

In this episode, we tell you how past volcanos threatened the nation's survival and what we can learn from them for future eruptions. We also explore which volcanos show signs of erupting soon and take you on a short geological excursion about Iceland's formation.

We recommend the book: Exploring Iceland's Geology by Snæbjörn Guðmundsson.

Movie recommendation: BBC - Volcano Live, Iceland Erupts: A Volcano Live Special on YouTube

Find out more about Grímsvötn in our latest blog post: https://honesticeland.com/icelands-powerful-volcano-ready-to-erupt/