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The activity of the volcano under the under the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in Iceland is intensifying, Iceland scientists, cited by the Russian information agency ITAR-TASS, report Saturday.
Originally posted by Rev.Fenrir
reply to post by SeekerofTruth101
1. No, Europe is not the centre of the world, I'm not sure what you consider to be the "centre of the world" but if the winds change the ash could be blown to the US and Canada.
3. It won't last forever, but there is no way of telling how long this eruption will last.
It could even last a few years.
Add on to that the fact that Hekla, another big volcano in Iceland, is pretty punctual in that it erupts every 10 years or so, it erupted in 1970, 1980-1981, 1991 and the last time it erupted was in 2000. Now it's 2010. AND Katla. Katla, as has been mentioned many times in this thread and other threads about the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, has always in the past followed with an even bigger eruption.
Geologists have also warned that Grímsvötn, a volcano in Vatnajökull, the biggest glacier in Iceland that, that last erupted in 2004 might be about to erupt. Seismic activity around Grímsvötn that began around the same time the Eyjafjallajökull eruption began is very similar to that recorded before the 2004 eruption.
In this news article Páll Einarsson, a professor of geology at the University of Iceland, warns that Katla, Grímsvötn and Hekla might all erupt in the very near future, and also warns of a possible new site of volcanic activity in Upptyppingar, citing seismic activity characteristic of volcanic eruptions.
Here's an updated picture of the ash cloud:
[edit on 17-4-2010 by Rev.Fenrir]
Originally posted by MoorfNZ
Hey guys - on the Hvolsvelli cam, it looks like a large greyish brown cloud on the ground near where cloud meets ground... or am I seeing things - is this a pyroclastic flow or would you not get one from this sort of eruption?