Volcano Katla on Iceland getting ready to erupt?

For the last 1000 years eruptions of Eyjafjallajökull on Iceland have always triggered subsequent Katla eruptions. After the ash clouds in the spring caused by the eruptions under Eyjafjallajökul glacier, the region under Katla is rumbling.

There have been 14 earthquakes under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier in the last 48 hours. reported by the Iceland Meteorological Office.

Katla Volcano usually erupts every century, says Iceland’s President Olafur Grimsson. and the last eruption was in 1918. “The time for Katla to erupt is coming close.”

“I don’t say if, but I say when Katla will erupt,” Grimsson says. “We have been waiting for that eruption for several years.”

“It can create, for a long period, extraordinary damage to modern advanced society.”

Map of earthquake epicentres

Significant ash clouds from a Katla eruption could compound the global cooling which has already started. Perhaps we shall soon have another year without a summer!!

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3 Responses to “Volcano Katla on Iceland getting ready to erupt?”

  1. Mike Landfair Says:

    Isn’t Katla a fascinating subject. why are we all so caught up with what would be a terrible event?

  2. John Says:

    Because we never expect the unthinkable 🙂

  3. Buglady Says:

    I think it`s the exact opposite.

    We always expect the unthinkable..

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