posted on Jun, 23 2010 @ 11:36 PM
This post is going to have some facts about the volcano´s in Iceland and more information then you are recieving from the news media. I ask of u to
not be alarmed but rather to think of this as a question in wich i will be asking later in the post. I live in Reykjarvík the central capital of
When the eruption of eyjafallajökull began i got interested in the structures of volcano´s here in Iceland and decided to study it as best as i can,
gathering all the information that i could.
What u hear from the media in Iceland is (consumer) based information, to avoid panic and histeria, in regards to the puplic statement made by our
president Ólafur, about the near future eruption of Katla, i´d like to applaud him by telling the world the truth.
He has now been slanderd by icelandic media that he has damaged the country´s travel industry. And making it so that more people do not want to come
to iceland becouse of the fear of getting stuck here or simply getting killed by a volcano eruption. We have been trying to ease that transition by
throwing out a campain wich is called "inspired by iceland" not sure if u heard of it but that is it.
While researching through the posts here on ats regarding the eruption of eyjafjallajökull and the immenent danger of Katla simply to see if the
knowlage i was about to post had allready been put out there. I did not find the subject in wich i was looking for, but rather hours of endless posts
about doomsday theory´s. For those of you who live in europe i´d like to mention a huge volcano eruption here in iceland would not affect your lives
in the manner it would us. While we face genocide you face airspace canselation and maybe -0,5 tempature dropping, and maybe alot of ash with
Seing as this country has 130 volcanic mountains and 18 of them have been active the last 1150 years. The country itself lies on a hotspot in the
mid-atlantic-ridge. The chance for events of biblical porportions are wery likely and as the country has proven before and will in time do again.
You will not read anything like im about to write in any kind of news media as this information is somewhat terrifying and still just a (theory) from
a single individual. But do not dismiss this, as this post will also include facts that are confirmed by history and top scientists.
Now that the intro is out of the way, i shall begin the post.
The information about Katla going to erupt is true and time will show that, the size of katla´s eruption is estimated to be 10 times larger then the
recent eruption of eyjafjallajökull. This is information that has been posted here but i would like to clarify that even though people see 5-10 small
earthquakes with the size of 0,5 to 2, that this is not a indication that it is going to erupt as these kind of earthquakes around the caldera´s are
perfectly normal and happens every week.
Now that i have calmed u down a bit, i am going to upset u again.
The media has told u Katla is going to erupt but this is a understatement as they are ignoring the facts about the other volcano´s also.
While infact it is time for.
These area all part of the east volcanic zone.
Katla (last eruptions = 1721, 1755-56, 1823, 1860, 1918, 1955(?it farted))
Hekla (last eruptions = 1845-46, 1878, 1913, 1947-48, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1991, 2000)
Grímsvötn (1934, 1938, 1939(?), 1941(?), 1945, 1948(?), 1954, 1972(?), 1983, 1984(?), 1996, 1998, 2004
Bárðarbunga (last eruptions = 1769, 1797, 1807(?), 1862-64, 1872(?), 1902-03) been resting for 100 years
These 2 are part of the north volcanic zone
Askja (last eruptions = 1875, 1919, 1921, 1922, 1923, 1924(?), 1926, 1938, 1961)
Krafla (last eruptions = 1729, 1746, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1981, 1984)