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Offline Ed W

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New caves on the way?
« on: March 21, 2010, 07:59:23 pm »
Looks like there might be some more cave sin Iceland soon...

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Offline Cap'n Chris

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Re: New caves on the way?
« Reply #1 on: March 21, 2010, 08:02:03 pm »
Scorchio tadski at t'moment, tho.

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Re: New caves on the way?
« Reply #2 on: March 22, 2010, 04:48:52 pm »
What a great photo showing the hot lava sinkhole Ed.

By the way Ed is there an official name for these features that initiate lava tube formation?

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Re: New caves on the way?
« Reply #3 on: March 22, 2010, 05:06:55 pm »
Richard,

The photo shows lava erupting from a fissure, and flowing downhill.  The eruption only started a couple of days ago, and I think this photo was taken within hours of it starting.  Essentially the caves start to form as the top of the lava freezes - I don't think anyone has come up with a meaningful name for the Vulcanospeleological equivalent of an inception horizon.

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Re: New caves on the way?
« Reply #4 on: March 22, 2010, 05:42:07 pm »
Just heard that this might get a lot more serious, soon.
Nearby bigger volcano might also BLOW

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Offline Roger W

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Re: New caves on the way?
« Reply #6 on: March 25, 2010, 04:57:28 pm »
Very impressive - especially when you see  the little bloke in the foreground at about 01.23
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Re: New caves on the way?
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