Haiti, then Chile, now Iceland

SUBHEAD: An Icelandic volcano, dormant for 200 years, has erupted, ripping a 1km-long fissure in a field of ice. Image above: Icelandic volcano and an aurora light the sky after eruption split a 1km chasm in the ice. Photo by Sigourour H. Stefnisson. From (http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap060129.html) By Staff on 21 March 2010 in Whats Up With That? (http://wattsupwiththat.com/2010/03/21/icelandic-fissure-eruptuon-triggers-worries)

The volcano near Eyjafjallajoekull glacier began to erupt just after midnight, sending lava a hundred meters high.

Icelandic airspace has been closed, flights diverted and roads closed. The eruption was about 120km (75 miles) east of the capital, Reykjavik.

What volcanic scientists fear is the fact that this eruption could trigger an eruption of Katla, one of the most dangerous volcanic systems in the world.

Eruptive events in Eyjafjallajökull are often followed by a Katla eruption. The Laki craters and the Eldgjá are part of the same volcanic system. Insta-melt could occur:

At the peak of the 1755 Katla eruption the flood discharge has been estimated between 200,000–400,000 m³/s; for comparison the combined average discharge of the Amazon, Mississippi, Nile, and Yangtze rivers is about 290,000 m³/s.

See also: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Katla

Videos above: Volcano Eruption in Eyjafjallajökull Iceland 20 Mars 2010. Videos above: Volcano Eruption in Eyjafjallajökull Iceland 20 Mars 2010.


Volcano erupts near Eyjafjallajoekull (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/8578576.stm)

The volcano near the Eyjafjallajoekull glacier began to erupt shortly after midnight, leading to road closures in the area.

No one was in immediate danger, but 500 people were being moved from the area.

It is almost 200 years since a volcano near Eyjafjallajokull, 120km (75 miles) east of Reykjavik, last erupted. The last volcanic eruption in the area occurred in 1821.

2 comments :

Brad Parsons said...

Haiti, Chile, and now Iceland...two out of those three were seismic activity that has not happened in that location for 200 or more years. The third one is stronger seismic activity than almost ever before recorded in that location. Two of these are earthquakes, one is volcanic.

I believe we will be seeing increasing seismic activity around the world in the coming 3 to 6 years due to gravitational effects on the planet as our solar system crosses through the Ecliptic Plane of the Milky Way Galaxy.

Look for more tsunami's and tsunami warnings in the years ahead. Also look for breakout activity at the Mid Pacific Hotspot.

Brad Parsons said...

Here's another video on this to check out:

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/21134540/vp/36024647%2336024647

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