Flood from Bárðarbunga May Be Imminent

“Around 30-40 million cubic meters of water have flowed from under there … We don’t know what has happened with this water, whether it is flowing somewhere now,” commented geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson on the latest developments in Bárðarbunga.

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Possible Eruption: Where Will the Flood Go?

Four calderas have formed in Vatnajökull glacier east-southeast of Bárðarbunga volcano, considered to be visible signs of ice melting. The big mystery is where the water might flow. It could flood Jökulsá á Fjöllum to the north of the glacier as earlier feared, or flow into Grímsvötn and burst forth as a glacial flood south of Vatnajökull as in Gjálp in 1996.

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