posted on May, 6 2010 @ 07:07 AM
From the norwegian broadcasting today (courtesy of Eruptions Blog) scienceblogs.com...
Measurements made over the past few days shows that the volcano is now charging up for a new outbreak.
There is new material into the volcano from the depths - now it's probably five to six kilometers below the ground.
This is bad news, says Sigrunn Hreinsdottir at the University of Reykjavik. We see increased activity and increased flow of magma to the roof of the
volcano, she said. Hreinsdottir and her colleagues have different monitoring stations around the volcano. Over the past few days, they have recorded
several earthquakes deep in the ground, and they see that the ground around the volcano now braces again. It shows that the volcano is charged with
hot stones from the depths of the earth, and that for the first time since the outbreak started getting more ammunition than it uses up.For people in
Iceland will be the worst of a new eruption under the ice. Then there will be floods, and it will be produced large ash clouds, "says Hreinsdottir.
Scientists can not say when the new eruption starts, or if it will start at all.
They have measured the 30 earthquakes in the last three days. There are only two days ago we began to see something, and we have not been sure. Now
we are completely safe and will follow closely, "said Hreinsdottir. Scientists hope they can say anything about what will happen, but the volcano has
already surprised them several times.