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  •  And the President of Iceland has warned (5+ / 0-)
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    of another possible eruption coming from a sister volcano (info in diary 8)  so WTF is happening?

    •  This is (5+ / 0-)

      a media rehash of what the Icelandic president said previously. Historically Katla has erupted some time after Eyjafjallajökull. However, at this time, the Icelandic Met Office and the USGS are not saying anything of the sort. When they do, duck.

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      by northsylvania on Fri May 28, 2010 at 07:52:15 AM PDT

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      •  Thanks for the claification. Must have misunder- (4+ / 0-)
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        stood.  Seems to happen more than I would like to admit.

      •  Not quite (3+ / 0-)
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        They have been monitoring the lava moving up but it is quiet right now. It might stay quiet for a bit but the President of Iceland is moving people out already.

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        by Overseas on Fri May 28, 2010 at 08:14:02 AM PDT

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        •  He has been moving them out (1+ / 0-)
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          since Eyjafjallajokull erupted because there are numerous precedents of Katla erupting a short time after it. Katla is much bigger, and when it blows, meltwater on a scale of Amazon + Yangtze + Nile comes screaming across the scenery at a hell of a rate. I've been to that part of Iceland and it looks as if it were bulldozed for as far as the eye can see. Occasionally there's a cairn of rocks where some family was drowned the last time it erupted in 1918. From Wikipedia's article on Katla:

          The last eruption in 1918 resulted in extending the southern coast by 5 km due to laharic flood deposits.

          That's a lot of landscape.
          The president of Iceland is acting in a prudent manner because if an eruption occurs, people will have no time to get out of there, but I still can't find anything but blog references warning of an immanent eruption.

          If nothing is very different from you, what is a little different from you is very different from you. Ursula K. Le Guin

          by northsylvania on Fri May 28, 2010 at 02:49:49 PM PDT

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