Yes indeed, can't hyperventilate for months on end and expect anyone to still be listening.
One time I rushed over to the Big Island for the once-in-a-lifetime view of Kilauea -- turned out, any time during the subsequent 31 years worked.
At Pu'u 'Ō'ō our nanny govt had put up a warning barrier but I continued on until the soles of my shoes melted (on the thin roof of an unmarked lava tunnel). Two hikers were killed while I was out -- passed out in a gas pocket, fell back in.
Iceland ... surely they know the safety drill by now, Reykjavík was settled in 874. And they do: 22nd August 2014 status report from Icelandic Met Office and the University of Iceland, Institute of Earth Sciences:
"There are no measurements to suggest that an eruption is imminent. Previous intrusion events in Iceland have lasted for several days or weeks, often not resulting in an eruption. However an eruption of Bárðarbunga cannot presently be excluded, hence the intense monitoring and preparation efforts. Intense earthquake activity continues at the Bárðarbunga volcano – a situation that has persisted since 16 August.
"There are no signs that the seismicity is decreasing. A 25 km long dyke has formed in the crust under the Dyngjujökull glacier at 5-10 km depth. Interpretation of the latest data suggests that the magma continues to move along the dyke, possibly branching at the northeast end of the dyke.
"One earthquake of magnitude 4.7 was measured in the Bárðarbunga caldera at 4 km depth yesterday evening at 23:50. This large event was at similar location as earthquakes of magnitude larger than three that were seen yesterday. Large events in Bárðarbunga are interpreted as adjustments of the caldera rim related to decompression in the caldera since the beginning of the unrest. The activity continues and an eruption can therefore not be ruled out.
"There are no signs of increased conductivity through geothermal activity into the rivers. From the beginning of the activity, measurements done with GPS have shown displacements on the surface of over 14 cm, 15 - 20 km from Dyngjuháls. In comparison, Iceland on the whole is spreading at the rate of about 2 cm/ year.
The Bárðarbunga web cams could get interesting. Right now, they are not. http://www.livefromiceland.is/webcams/bardarbunga/http://vedur2.mogt.is/grimsfjall/webcam/
In terms of relevance to Arctic climate change, I would rate a major global cooling event, jökulhlaups under Greenland or albedo darkening of sea ice/Greenland at 0 on a 1 to 10 scale based on the 125,000 year NEEM core record. Although ... there has been recent explosive rifting under the Arctic Ocean at Gakkel Ridge, sudden meltlake draining is vaguely reminiscent of a jökulhlaup, and albedo from something is getting worse.http://www.the-cryosphere.net/7/129/2013/tc-7-129-2013.htmlhttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/J%C3%B6kulhlauphttp://www.earthinstitute.columbia.edu/news/story2_4_01.html