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Originally posted by PuterMan
Iceland has a number of active volcanoes and it is a certainty that there will be another eruption in the near future, and of course the current one could go on for another year.
By the way, with regard to the recent 'excitement' about Hekla, I should point out that last time Hekla erupted there were no earthquakes until 1 hour before it happened! That lady gives away nothing.
worst plausible case
That probably did not answer your question, but I hope you at least gained something from it.
About the GPS data. The THEY GPS station is showing interesting behaviour. The North-South is deflating like normal. But there is a huge inflation happening on the East-West (they way the Eyjafjallajökull volcano actually lies) happening. It moved 5mm in ~24 hours or so. Given the early lead up to this eruption, it has become clear that the movement to the East-West is more important then the movement to north-south it seems.
But the North-South has it's role to play in this, that is clear already and has from the start. But the East-West movement appears to be the driving force behind this eruption for some reasons that I cannot explain. Today it just had a big inflation pulse. What happens next is a good guess. But I don't think it is anything good.
Posted by: Jón Frímann | May 5, 2010 4:27 AM
So, if you had to hazard a guess... he is now perhaps worried about a Katla connection/channel ?