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Iceland volcano - A Major Global Disaster
in the Making


No indications that the eruption is about to end

By Gordon Gekko

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10 May 10 - (Excerpts) - Eyjafjallajokull is again causing flight disruptions across Europe, although not to the extent of the previous disruption in April ... one of the largest in Europe post WWII.

The current ash plume ... 2100 miles long and 1400 miles wide ... (spreads) over the North Atlantic with an offshoot spreading from Portugal through Spain, southern France and northern Italy, then up to Germany, the Czech Republic and Austria.

Flights were affected (on Sunday) in Italy, France, Spain, Portugal, Germany, Switzerland, Ireland, Austria and Croatia.

The Iceland Met Office has said that there are no indications that the eruption is about to end.

As if the teetering economies of the world didn’t have enough to contend with already, the Iceland volcanic eruption (together with the Gulf oil spill) could be the straw that broke the camel’s back. Don’t get me wrong, these “teetering economies” fully deserve to collapse of their own sorry and corrupt weight; it’s just that Mother Nature might force the outcome that our Central Banking oligarchs are so desperate to avoid. 

On Friday, May 5th it was reported that explosive activity had again increased... with the ash plume reaching 6-9 km in the air (20,000 – 30,000 feet) – one of the highest levels so far – and  throwing out more tephra, i.e. ash rocks and larger chunks of material.  

About a dozen earthquakes had rocked the area (mostly below magnitude 2) on the 6th of May signifying movement of magma. The magnitude and force of the eruption can be gauged from the fact that noises from the volcano were reported to be heard 125 miles (!) away.

Ash fall has been so severe that 65-70 km away from the vent, “everything has turned black” according to the Icelandic Met Office report.  65-80 km east-south-east of the volcano, people can barely see adjacent farms (a few kilometers).

The Icelandic Met Office has issued the following latest assesment today, which is not very encouraging, I might add:

     Ashfall was reported to have been almost continuous during the last
     24 hours... The ash is rather coarse; the grain size is estimated by the
     farmers to be ~2-3 mm in diameter.

     The crater is getting higher... In the afternoon there was a slight increase
     in explosive activity, which resulted in a higher plume for a while.

     The earthquake sequence this morning indicates that magma is still
     flowing in from the mantle. Presently there are no indications that the
     eruption is about to end.

It is likely that either the authorities are underestimating the potential for a far bigger eruption and subsequent devastation or, as usual (look no far than the cover-up surrounding the Gulf oil spill), are simply hiding the facts from the public so as not to “rock the boat” i.e. keep the sheeple calm and let them go about their slavery as usual. Virtually no steps are being taken to inform/prepare the public if this eruption takes a turn for the worse, and evidence seems to be increasing that it will.

I almost fell off my chair when I read this little nugget in The Times of UK:

     Scientists have produced the first internal map of Eyjafjallajokull's network
     of magma chambers, which extend 12 miles below the ground.

     The map ... reveals the huge scale of the eruption and the potential for a
     far greater one. This is because the magma chamber of Eyjafjallajokull
     is dwarfed by the much larger one under Katla, a volcano 15 miles to the
     east. Two of Katla’s eruptions, in 1612 and 1821, are thought to have
     been triggered by those of its neighbour.

     The workings of the volcanoes have been provisionally drawn up by
     Professor Erik Sturkell, a geologist at the Nordic Volcanological Centre,
     University of Iceland. Sturkell suggests the Eyjafjallajokull eruption has
     been building since 1994, when new lava began rising, forming two
     reservoirs three miles beneath the volcano. They now feed into a much
     larger magma chamber a mile under the crater.

     A surge of earthquakes under Katla mean it has experienced a similar
     influx of lava, Sturkell said. "This suggests the volcano is close to failure
     [eruption]."

Uh-oh…

Now Katla, as they say, is the Motherload.

Of course, it doesn’t help that Iceland sits directly on top of a the Mid-Atlantic ridge - a tectonic plate boundary located along the floor of the Atlantic Ocean separating the Eurasian and North American Continental Plates and a hot spot for volcanic activity. With around 35 volcanoes surrounding Iceland, the thing is a freakin’ powder keg at this point.

See all of this great article, including photos and maps:
http://gordongekkosblog.blogspot.com/
Thanks to William Sellers for this link

 


 



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