Iceland’s Katla Volcano Activity since Eyjafjallajokull Eruption
Given the very recent earthquake activity at Iceland’s Katla Volcano during June 17,2011, activity which looks like it has to do with magma movement, you may be interested in the following list of articles that I’ve written since April 2010 when it’s immediate neighbor, Eyjafjallajokull, erupted and interrupted European air traffic and commerce for a time.
My interest in volcanoes (among many other things) led me to quickly discover that Katla has always historically erupted between 6 months and 1.5 years after Eyjafjallokull. The thing is, Katla has the potential to be 10 times as powerful as Eyja… and is now well within the historical window of eruption.
A sudden onset of an earthquake swarm, as well as tremors with signatures of magma movement, has led many to suspect that Katla may now be at higher risk of an eruption soon. Sometimes these signals vanish as quickly as they come, and there is no way of knowing for certain what will happen next. We are watching this monster though…
Update from someone ‘in the know’ on this subject:
Since Friday there has been constant harmonic tremors from Katla. The quakes on Friday were Tectonic in nature but the underlying cause was probably due to magmatic pressure as harmonic tremors can only mean magma movement.
His general opinion:
Katla is not ready to erupt, but given that the exact nature of an eruption is not known, you have to reason that any quake storm could trigger an eruption.
Why the MSM silence on the matter?
The main reason for silence is that the wrong comment could cause major financial crash of stocks if the mention of a local or global disaster is mentioned.
From oldest to newest since April 2010:
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