You Just Thought I Was Older Than Dirt - Surtsey Island, Vestmannaryar, Iceland

Discussion in 'Landscapes, Architecture, and Cityscapes' started by bobhoge, Jun 29, 2007.

  1. It is hard to believe that I am over 20 years older than this island! :confused::eek:
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    Until 1963 this was open ocean, over 400 feet deep. Now it is Surtsey Island, Vestmannaryar, Iceland with an area of over one square mile.
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    The eruption lasted 3.5 years.
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    The softer parts are being eroded by the waves and about 1/3 of the island has disapeared:
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    In a few thousand years it will probably be another sea stack like those trailing back toward Heimaey:
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    No one but scientists are allowed to land there. They are researching how life takes hold on a new isolated island. There is a wonderful museum in Reykjavik with an entire floor devoted to Surtsey, well worth a visit.

    Bob & Nan
     
  2. Gale

    Gale

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    Jan 26, 2005
    Viera Fl
    Most interesting Bob
    Lovely images
     
  3. Fascinating information. Thanks for sharing.
     
  4. I didn't know that. Thanks for a most interesting peek.
     
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