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Katla About To Erupt

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msnbc.com

updated 11:16 a.m. ET May 27, 2010

LONDON - A second, much larger volcano in Iceland is showing signs that it may be about to erupt, scientists have warned.

Since the start of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of a giant ash cloud, there has been much speculation about neighboring Katla.

An initial research paper by the University College of London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction said: "Analysis of the seismic energy released around Katla over the last decade or so is interpreted as providing evidence of a rising ... intrusive magma body on the western flank of the volcano."

"Earlier seismic energy release at Katla is associated with the inflation of the volcano, which indicates it is close to failure, although this does not appear to be linked to seismicity around Eyjafjallajökull," it added.

"We conclude that given the high frequency of Katla activity, an eruption in the short term is a strong possibility," the report said. "It is likely to be preceded by new earthquake activity. Presently there is no unusual seismicity under Katla."

Icelandic President Ólafur Grímsson has warned governments around Europe that a significant eruption at the volcano is close. "We [iceland] have prepared ... it is high time for European governments and airline authorities all over Europe and the world to start planning for the eventual Katla eruption," he said.

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/37371442/ns/world_news-europe/

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That should wipe out about three times over any beneficial global warming there has hardly been if it did go at the right time of year.

What does the time of year have to do with it?

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What does the time of year have to do with it?

That will be crucial as to where all the particles end up. The cooling (or warming, they can do both) proficiency of a volcano depends on its latitude, immediate direction of wind, types of gases/substances emitted, and explosivity.

If a load of ash lands on ice, it makes the earth absorb a lot more sunlight for instance. So if it happened in the middle of summer there wouldn't be as much ice to land on.

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That will be crucial as to where all the particles end up. The cooling (or warming, they can do both) proficiency of a volcano depends on its latitude, immediate direction of wind, types of gases/substances emitted, and explosivity.

If a load of ash lands on ice, it makes the earth absorb a lot more sunlight for instance. So if it happened in the middle of summer there wouldn't be as much ice to land on.

Has your post been peer reviewed? :lol:

Guess not as the chavs are not usually up at this time of the day. :rolleyes:

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Has your post been peer reviewed? :lol:

Guess not as the chavs are not usually up at this time of the day. :rolleyes:

clearly they are.

day off today 1929?

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