Originally posted by Compulsionist
I got it from DVa news outlet in Reykjavik.
The picture was taken by the Coast guard and Im sure you will find updates at these links.
Here are the most notable news outlets.
Just talked to a friend on the phone , he told me that there hasnt been an eruption there for 200 years and usually Katla follows.
Now THAT will NOT be nice....
Add : Apparently this eruption is about 10-20 times more powerful then the recent one. The "crack" is now about 2 km length. They are expecting a
lot of flooding.
[edit on 14-4-2010 by Compulsionist]
Yeah the katla eruption in the 1700's I think cooled the entire northern
hemisphere enough that in winter the mississippi river froze all the
way to new orleans.
Something that has not been seen by those alive today.
Excerpt from paragraph 7
Iceland's Laki volcano erupted in 1783, freeing gases that turned into smog. The smog floated across the Jet Stream, changing weather patterns.
Many died from gas poisoning in the British Isles. Crop production fell in western Europe. Famine spread. Some even linked the eruption, which helped
fuel famine, to the French Revolution. Painters in the 18th century illustrated fiery sunsets in their works. The winter of 1784 was also one of the
longest and coldest on record in North America. New England reported a record stretch of below-zero temperatures and New Jersey reported record snow
accumulation. The Mississippi River also reportedly froze in New Orleans.
So I am willing to bet on a shorter growing season, and possible gas
poisoning in the UK.
Pretty nasty beast volcano there.