Uh-oh! Katla Volcano Just Rumbled


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Is the sleeping Katla waking up?

On May 17, 2010 08:32 UTC, The Icelandic Met office earthquake map indicates that a small earthquake has occurred at the Katla location. In what could be an early indication of the event that is expected to occur (an eruption of Katla), a small earthquake is reported at the site. Although a single earthquake is not a precursor of an eminent eruption, it could be the first ’sigh’ of the awakening powerful giant.

Historically, Katla has erupted after the eruption of it’s close neighbor, Eyjafjallajokull, which first erupted on April 14, 2010 and is ongoing at this moment. Some wonder if the magma channels beneath the two volcanoes are interconnected in some way very deep underground for one to trigger the other. A Katla eruption would likely be about ten times as powerful at the Eyjafjallajokull eruption and could cause worldwide disruption while expelling huge volumes of volcanic ash into the stratosphere which would circle the globe potentially for years, depending upon the magnitude of the eruption.

Typically before a volcanic eruption, there will be an increase (usually a significant increase) in earthquake clusters around the volcano site. This single and small earthquake simply raises an eyebrow of wonder, while we wait for the next rumble…

Katla is not erupting as of this post date, and we are not aware of any officials having indicated that anything has changed. All eyes are still apparently on Eyjafjallajokull.

Having said that, and not to be alarmist, have you started  your food storage plan? Basic survival preparedness is a personal responsibility that was simply a way of life of our ancestors. Let’s not forget how.

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