Marching On Together

Marching On Together I have had a romance with a lady since my childhood just like thousands of other people around the world who are also in love with her. I have remained in love with her through the many bad times and the few good times, my love for her has never faltered and never will. My lady's name is Leeds United and she is just five games away from returning to the English Football Premiership, after sixteen years in the football wilderness. In the sixties, seventies and early nineties my lady was known as "Super Leeds," however in 2003, my love was relegated from the English Football Premiership due to financial miss-handling by her owners. "Super Leeds," dropped down to the third tier of English football. If Leeds United can grab ten points from their last five games my lady will be back where she belongs in the higher echelons of English football and I can once more embrace my love with happiness.

Leeds 5 v 0 Stoke, 7 points needed from 4 games...

Saturday, 14 July 2018

Iceland have issued a new status for Orafajokull volcano after showing clear signs of unrest and inflation for at least a year and a half

Hvannadalshnúkur, the highest peak of Öræfajökull. Photo credit Kristinnstef

The Department of Civil and Emergency Management in Iceland have issued a new status for Orafajokull volcano saying that it shows clear signs of unrest.
The department says in the statement that orafajokull volcano is showing clear signs of unrest with an inflation phase for at least a year and a half.
The inflation is ongoing and it is reflected by increased seismic activity and characteristic deformation pattern.
There are no signs of a decrease in the inflation rate or the seismicity.
The state of unrest persists despite a decrease in geothermal activity since last December.
The source causing the inflation is most likely injection of new magma.
The volume change since the start of the unrest is of the order of magnitude of 10 million m3 (about 0.2 m3/sec) comparable to the intrusion activity in Eyjafjallajokull some years before the eruption in 2010
New resistivity measurements indicate the presence of geothermally altered rocks at shallow levels inside the caldera consistent with intermittent high-temperature geothermal activity as seen in many other volcanoes.

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