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The movements have been recorded in five very precise meters that have been placed around Mt. Hekla in recent years. Professor Páll Einarsson says that these movements are seen in all five meters and even though the evidence is not conclusive they are thought to show magma movement under the volcano.
As of now there is no cause for any activity on behalf of the Public safety commission.
Originally posted by Shenon
Am i right in thinking that this means that Hekla is "growing" on all Sides?
REYKJAVIK (AFP) – One of Iceland's most feared volcanoes, Hekla, looks ready to erupt, with measurement instruments showing likely magma movement...
while this might not necessarily mean an immediate blast, "the volcano is ready to erupt."
One of Iceland's most feared volcanoes looks ready to erupt, raising fears of a new ash cloud over Europe. The Hekla volcano is close to the ash-spewing Eyjafjoell, which last year caused the world's biggest airspace shut down since World War II, affecting more than 100,000 flights and eight million passengers. Experts have said measurements of Hekla - dubbed "Gateway to Hell" by locals - indicate magma movement. "The movements around Hekla have been unusual in the last two to three days," University of Iceland geophysicist Pall Einarsson said. While this might not necessarily mean an immediate blast, "the volcano is ready to erupt," he stressed. "The mountain has been slowly expanding in the last few years because of magma build up," he explained. Another geophysicist, Ari Trausit Gudmundsson, said measurements around Hekla were very "unusual" and the volcano looked ready to blow. "Something is going on," he said, stressing though that "if or when the volcano erupts is unclear." The volcano, is one of Iceland's most active, has erupted some 20 times over the past millennium, most recently on February 26, 2000.
As usual, Professor Pall Einarsson is at the heart of the rumour-mongering. That Hekla is a very dangerous volcano that is “due” and may erupt this or within the next few years, almost without warning, is as common knowledge as the fact that Professor Pall Einarsson is wont to make “bold” predictions. During and since the Fimvörduhalsi and Eyjafjallajökulli eruptions, he has been going on about how the Katla and Eyjafjallajökull volcanic systems were interconnected and that Katla was bound to erupt within months. It hasn’t turned out that way, so now he’s predicting that Hekla is due “within days” (as reported by Swedish Teletext). I too have a prediction:
If Hekla hasn’t erupted by the end of the month, Professor Pall Einarsson will find it increasingly hard to have future predictions about Icelandic volcanic behaviour taken seriously.
ADDIS ABABA/NAIROBI, 6 July 2011 (IRIN) - Thousands of Ethiopians in Afar State are facing critical food, water and health gaps almost a month after a volcano erupted in neighbouring Eritrea's Nabro region, officials say.
The volcano started erupting on 12 June, spewing ash over hundreds of kilometres, affecting food and water sources as well as air travel in some parts. The eruption occurred after a series of earthquakes among them one with a magnitude of 5.7, Eritrea's Information Ministry reported in a communiqué.
According to a report from Ethiopia's Afar Disaster Prevention and Food Security Programs Coordination Office: "The adverse impacts of the volcanic ash increased reports of livestock mortality, migration, critical water shortage, human health problems and rising malnutrition among the worst volcanic affected woredas [districts]: Bidu, Afdera, Erebti, Elidar, Teru and Kori.
"In Bidu woreda, [the] deaths of 31 persons were reported as a result of the volcano ash."
he was also the only person who warned of Eyjafjallajökull eruption
They are actually quoting me as saying that Hekla will erupt soon; but there is nothing new in this. I’ve been saying this for three or four years and ‘soon’ means different things to journalists and geologists
are any of the 6 super volcanoes active right now???
VEI 8 eruptions have happened in the following locations.
* Lake Taupo, Taupo Volcanic Zone, North Island, New Zealand—Oruanui eruption ~26,500 years ago (~1,170 km³)
* Lake Toba, Sumatra, Indonesia—~74,000 years ago (~2,800 km³)
* Yellowstone Caldera, Lava Creek Tuff, Wyoming, United States, Yellowstone hotspot—640,000 years ago (1,000 km³)
* Cerro Galan, Catamarca Province, Argentina—2.5 million years ago (1,050 km³)
* Atana Ignimbrite, Pacana Caldera, northern Chile—4 million years ago (2,500 km³)
* La Garita Caldera, Colorado, United States—Source of the enormous eruption of the Fish Canyon Tuff ~27.8 million years ago (~5,000 km³)
Originally posted by logicalview