Harmonic tremors appear to be increasing under Katla
27 Jul 11 - A swarm of earthquakes struck the 9-mile wide volcano, a
week after geophysicists warned of an “imminent danger” of an eruption
on the island.
The volcano is capable of producing four times the ash of Iceland’s last
eruption in May.
Earthquake activity around Katla has been steadily gaining strength over
the past five weeks, and observers believe ‘unusual’ magma movement deep
beneath Katla could signal the early stages of activity that could lead
to a huge explosion.
Last year's eruption of Eyjafjallajökull triggered the mass closure of
European air space as the resulting ash cloud was thought to pose a
danger to aircraft engines.
In the past 1,000 years, all three known eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull
have triggered subsequent Katla eruptions.
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Thanks to Wanda, Thomas O'Hara and
Caroline Snyder for this link
"I've watched this page (
) ever since last year's eruption of it's neighbor, when the
Icelandic government warned of Katla's eminent eruption - "not if,
but when." says Thomas.
"I think I am as much concerned with the lack of news about
this activity as I am about listening to someone referred to as "the
science guy" on a network saying that the geology of Venus can be
applied to the geology of the Earth in explaining "global warming."
"If that is science, it wasn't taught when I was in school,
and you can't get there by extrapolating what I was taught."