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Iceland volcano coming to an end?

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 12:21 PM
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Only a few days ago the volcano in Iceland was at one of its highest level of activity since it erupted a few weeks ago now all has gone quite and there is even now talk that it may be ending. Great news for travelers and airlines alike but is this the whole story could it be the calm before the storm? It was only a few days ago when we were warned that the volcano could go on erupting for the next twenty years.news.bbc.co.uk...

www.icenews.is...

There are now clear indications that the Eyjafjallajokull volcanic eruption in South Iceland is about to stop.

Volcanic activity in the area has decreased rapidly over the last day. The journalist, environmentalist and aviator, Omar Ragnarsson flew over the volcano this morning and saw no ash production at all, according to Visir.is.

Volcanologists at the Icelandic Met Office say that a small upsurge occurred at around midday yesterday, but say volcanic activity has been decreasing ever since. It is, however, not yet possible to say that the eruption is definitely stopping. Scientists are on their way to the volcano this afternoon to investigate.

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 12:31 PM
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Playing devil's advocate here ,

Could this be a calm before the storm.... It gave signs of life,the fall-out from it plugged the hole and pressure in it rebuilding for a bigger and more devistating eruption...only time will tell



posted on May, 23 2010 @ 12:36 PM
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Hasn't there been an increase in earthquakes underneath all the icelandic volcanoes en.vedur.is... I guess that could enable more magma to rise and cause further pressure.

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posted on May, 23 2010 @ 02:35 PM
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Could also be the calm before Katla erupts. There have been some earthquakes in that region in the past week.



posted on May, 24 2010 @ 02:30 AM
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No volcanoes will come to an end because inside earth there are a lot of molten materials that are constantly flowing to the outside through Mantle Plums. The places where this meets crust or earth surface are called volcanoes. So after a couple of years it will erupt again when the pressure is higher.

Ethan
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posted on May, 26 2010 @ 01:23 PM
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It could well be stopping.
uk.news.yahoo.com...


No activity at Iceland volcano, eruption could be over: expert



Iceland's Eyjafjoell volcano is no longer in activity, a geophysicist said Sunday, raising hopes the eruption which has heavily disrupted European flights for more than a month could be over. Skip related content
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"What I can confirm is that the activity of the crater has stopped. No magma is coming up" Magnus Gudmundsson of Iceland University told AFP.

"The eruption, at least for the time being, has stopped. Now there is only steam coming out of the crater," he said, cautioning however that "it is too early to tell whether this is the end of the eruption or just a temporary stop in activity."

Experts would be monitoring the volcano, which began eruption on April 14, very closely in the days and weeks to come.



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