Iceland Volcanoes Katla, Eyjafjallajokull and Hekla Earthquakes 5/17/10: Eruption Imminent

New earthquake activity at Eyja, Katla and Hekla volcanoes…

(5/17/10) BIG update today. New earthquakes registering at Eyja, Katla and Hekla. Eyja has had multiple quakes the last few days, as it has been erupting. In the last 24-48 hours Hekla had a quake and within the last 12 hours, Katla had a quake. Activity is on the rise, please see my running update here:

http://scienceray.com/earth-sciences/iceland-volcano-katla-and-eyjafjallajokull-eq-ash-update-51710/

Iceland’s Katla Volcano New Seismic Activity 4/28/10: Eruption Imminent

Today, Iceland’s Katla volcano had a significant earthquake. Although no eruption has happened yet, this would be the normal course of events prior to an eruption. No official news story available at this time, but the seismograph data is available for public viewing here:

http://en.vedur.is/#tab=skjalftar

It is not known when Katla will erupt but it is commonly accepted, especially by the Icelandic population, that this is only the beginning of the saga that will be the eruption of this massive glacial volcano. Earthquakes in Katla’s vicinity are the only real warning we have about when the eruption is getting close, and as we see seismic activity in the region increase, it will only mean one thing, that an eruption is imminent.

If you have been watching the eruptions at Eyjafjallajokull, you may be aware that this volcano is, historically, a precursor to large scale Katla eruptions. The president of Iceland spoke with the BBC about a week ago, expressing his concerns about Katla. He believes that it is not if Katla blows, but when. The history with this volcano and Eyjafjallajokull indicate that Katla could erupt anytime between now and a year or two from now.

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Image by NASA Goddard Photo and Video via Flickr

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10 Responses to “Iceland Volcanoes Katla, Eyjafjallajokull and Hekla Earthquakes 5/17/10: Eruption Imminent”
  1. Fred Says...

    On April 28, 2010 at 3:57 pm

    - Get ready for decades of Icelandic fireworks… Undersea volcano threatens southern Italy: report… Immanuel Velikovsky, Worlds in Collision – Planet X, Volcanoes activation and their eruption, 3600 years ago… ECOLOGICAL EVIDENCE from Previous PLANET X Passages… NASA: Sun’s Nemesis Pelted Earth with Comets, Study Suggests… NewScientist: ‘Dark sun’ is one of our nearest neighbours… National Geographic (November 19, 2008): “MYSTERIOUS ASTROPHYSICAL OBJECT that’s bombarding Earth with cosmic rays, researchers say”:
    http://cristiannegureanu.blogspot.com/2010/04/get-ready-for-decades-of-icelandic.html


  2. Norway Says...

    On April 28, 2010 at 7:43 pm

    advanced warfare icelandic way!


  3. John Says...

    On April 28, 2010 at 7:46 pm

    Way too many dramas queens wanting more drama in their lives. Planet X or nibiru.. there is ZERO evidence, just a bunch of lost souls believing everything they read. Get over it, it doesn’t exist.


  4. Hades Says...

    On April 29, 2010 at 11:18 pm

    It’s not the end of the world, trust me. It’s only the end of existence for human kind. These volcanoes are nothing in comparison to the real catastrophic events coming in your future. These are but the same events that the earth has undergone many times before. Humans have survived, but that strike of good luck shall end. Now is only a crucial time for everyone cause of the disinformation being fed to all the public.

    In 800 years we will be in direct collision with a asteroid that is headed right for us. It’s HUGE. Other than that, these events are not big enough to kill us all. We will survive all the earth changes and it’s rage. We will even survive the sun’s rage coming to us for the next 50 years. But we will survive! Now is not the time for the END OF DAYS…just another hard time. Another dark age, we survived the last dark ages we will survive and thrive in the new dark ages.

    Peace and love to you all and God Bless.


  5. drelayaraja Says...

    On April 30, 2010 at 12:22 pm

    Wonderful share.


  6. Anuradha Ramkumar Says...

    On April 30, 2010 at 10:16 pm

    I too heard that Katla always erupts after Eyjafjallajokull erupts and it seems Katla is due for an eruption. Let’s keep our fingers crossed.


  7. MELÄ°SSA14 Says...

    On May 2, 2010 at 10:44 am


  8. Wendy Smith Says...

    On May 5, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    What does Eyjafjallajokull mean?

    I notice that many people have remarked on the awkwardness of trying to pronounce this name for this Icelandic volcano, myself included. I decided to go to Google Translate and see if I could decipher its meaning, which presumably would make it more graceful trying to read, speak and write the word. Interesting! I translated it backwards in what I figured were probably smaller words within a compound word and found out the following, knowing that Iceland’s history was not separate from Denmark and that Danish and Icelandic are related languages:

    kull = fish (obtained using Yahoo look-up)
    jo = course (translated from Danish)
    fjalla = discuss (translated from Icelandic)
    Eyja = island (translated from Icelandic)

    So that gives us:

    Island discuss course fish

    Perhaps that could mean, this is a place where one might go to find good fishing, and it should be discussed. If one were on the lookout for a good fishing spot, perhaps on Iceland this would be a good place to discuss how the fishing is there currently? With a view to finding a good spot, liberally interpreting “course” as a path or way.

    Hope this helps!


  9. Wendy Smith Says...

    On May 17, 2010 at 7:27 pm

    I have been informed by a real Norwegian, that “jokull” is a common ending for names of Scandinavian glaciers, and simply means “glacier.” With all due respect for current usage, I felt I should point this out.


  10. lawrence Says...

    On October 6, 2010 at 7:40 am

    eyjafjallajokull means the yogurt volcano and it oftan does precid the eruption of katla


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