New cauldrons form in Mýrdalsjökull glacier over Katla volcano

July 20, 2011 ICELAND – According to the news here in Iceland there have been a formation of at least three new cauldrons in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where they have not been before in the glacier. But this means that the hydrothermal areas under the glacier are growing in size due to new magma pushing up into the crust and warming it up. This has been revealed after a daily checking of the status on the glacier. But the current cauldrons that formed on the 8 and 9th July have also deepened according to the same news. A lot of deep cracks are also forming in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, making the south part of the glacier extremely dangerous at current moment. There is also risk of minor glacier flood from water collecting under the glacier (both really small and slightly larger ones). But water might be collecting in ice-caves under the glacier and break free without any warning at all. The Civil Emergency Authority in Iceland warns against travelling in this area on Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The reason why this is happening is the fact that hydrothermal activity is increasing under Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Katla volcano. But this is a clear sign that Katla volcano is warming up to a eruption. When that might happen is still a question with no answers. Currently there is no good way to know what happens in regards to possible glacier floods due to this increased hydrothermal activity in Katla volcano. But floods are expected to take place without any warning now in this area. –
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5 Responses to New cauldrons form in Mýrdalsjökull glacier over Katla volcano

  1. luisport says:

    Yourblog/site is better and better, this is allmost a diary of planet earth changes. Congrattulations!


  2. luisport says:

    Last time Katla was a little active at the last milenium (much less than this time), Hekla had an eruption. It should have it now if the 10 year cycle is reapeted. But this time all vulcanos there seems to move in some kind of chain. But nobody knows realy.


  3. luisport says:

    “Iceland volcano Katla will erupt in next few months and will disrupt European airspace says Chris Kilburn, Aon Benfield conference”


  4. Kathy says:

    It’s hard to imagine that something so beautiful, can be so potentially deadly. Once again, Alvin, thanks for all of the great information. Thank you Luisport for the great video.

    Gods blessings to all.


  5. luisport says:

    Small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier (Katla volcano)
    Posted on July 21, 2011 by Jón Frímann
    During the night (and when I had unstable power) there was a small glacier flood from Mýrdalsjökull volcano. Some minor harmonic tremor change was detected following this glacier flood. This even was small one, many times smaller then what did happen on the 8 to 9 July 2011. Due to security concerns the Civil Emergency Authority did close the main road in Iceland for this area. Since they never know how big the flood can actually be. The main road was closed for about one hour. This glacier flood was detected around midnight 20 to 21 July 2011.

    This flood is actually so small it is hard to see it on the harmonic tremor plot from the SIL stations around Katla volcano.


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