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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
The crater is getting higher... In the afternoon there was a slight
The earthquake sequence this morning indicates that magma is still
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
The map ... reveals the huge scale of the eruption and the
potential for a
The workings of the volcanoes have been provisionally drawn up by
A surge of earthquakes under Katla mean it has experienced a
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.
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