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A sister volcano of Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland is showing signs that it may be about to erupt.

Katla, a much larger volcano has been the subject of much speculation since Eyjafjallajökull began erupting and disrupting.

A research paper by the University College of London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction concluded that “Analysis of the seismic energy released around Katla… is interpreted as providing evidence of a rising … intrusive magma body on the western flank of the volcano.” The paper went on to state that “given the high frequency of Katla activity, an eruption in the short term is a strong possibility. It is likely to be preceded by new earthquake activity.”

Icelandic President Ólafur Grímsson told the press recently that his country had already prepared for the inevitable eruption and that “it is high time for European governments and airline authorities all over Europe and the world to start planning for the eventual Katla eruption.”

The ash cloud from Eyjafjallajökull has caused little trouble over the last number of weeks as scientists have said activity on the volcano has practically ceased. However should Katla erupt, the travel industry could see disruption on a much grander scale than that caused by Eyjafjallajökull.

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  1. adam leddra says:

    i wish someone would tell me just how much co2 these volcanoes are pumping out in realation to how much we pump out through our transport please

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