Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms

"Threat of new, larger Icelandic eruption looms

REYKJAVIK, Iceland – For all the worldwide chaos that Iceland's volcano has already created, it may just be the opening act.

Scientists fear tremors at the Eyjafjallajokull (ay-yah-FYAH-lah-yer-kuhl) volcano could trigger an even more dangerous eruption at the nearby Katla volcano — creating a worst-case scenario for the airline industry and travelers around the globe.

A Katla eruption would be 10 times stronger and shoot higher and larger plumes of ash into the air than its smaller neighbor, which has already brought European air travel to a standstill for five days and promises severe travel delays for days more."...

Entire article here: news.yahoo.com/s/ap/eu_volcano_science

I don't know about being afraid, being very afraid, but this is an interesting read from about a week ago.

"Volcanoes: be afraid, be very afraid - the supervolcano is coming

Every so often the earth chooses to remind us that we really aren't in control of this planet.

The volcanic eruption in Iceland, which began on Wednesday, is just such a reminder.

As ash spews out across northern Europe, grounding all flights across Scandinavia and Britain, we begin to realise how powerless we humans are."...

Entire article here: smh.com.au/world/science/volcanoes-be-afraid-be-very-afraid--the-supervolcano-is-coming-20100416-sj01.html

The last few days here in Ireland were beautiful. Clear, deep blue skies that reminded me of my childhood. This morning the planes started flying overhead and by lunchtime the sky was hazy white. I have no plans for travel so roll on the next eruption.:wink:

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