Surtur smiles.

You are not superstitious, are you?

Eyjafjallajökull – from the air is it clear that there are three craters in the caldera.

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The mind does some great interpolative associative processing ;-)

Image is radar, from an Icelandic coastguard plane.
The craters are 200-500m across. For now.

Comments

  1. #2 Michael Tobis
    April 16, 2010

    Via the link in comment #1, I am sorry to hear that there are only 2655 people who speak Icelandic anymore.

    It’s good, though, that we have journalists to keep us apprised on these things.

  2. #3 Phoenix Woman
    April 16, 2010

    Ironically, J.R.R. Tolkien thought Icelandic the most beautiful language ever created. It became the basis of the language he assigned to his high elves and the Valar.

  3. #4 Plutonium being from Pluto
    April 18, 2010

    You call that a __smile__!? *shudder*

    Pretty neat image.

  4. #5 Nomen Nescio
    April 18, 2010

    i was thinking that didn’t look much like a smile to me either. just now it hit me: he’s blowing a smoke ring. the bastard.

  5. #6 xeno
    April 18, 2010

    There are a bit over 300,000 Icelandic speakers worldwide. Your reporter is talking smack.