Increased seismic activity reported at Iceland’s Katla Volcano

June 21, 2012 ICELANDIncreased seismic activity was detected in Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland, under which the volcano Katla lies, last night. Twenty-six minor earthquakes were picked up by sensors, all of which had their epicenter within the Katla crater. A seismic activity expert on watch at the Icelandic Meteorological Office informed that us the earthquake swarm had started at 1 am and continued through 5 am. However, there is no reason to be concerned about an imminent volcanic eruption or glacial outburst in Katla. The earthquakes were all shallow and originated in seismic activity in the geothermal system. –Iceland Review
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4 Responses to Increased seismic activity reported at Iceland’s Katla Volcano

  1. WAYNE says:

    One early morning or night its going to surprise the geological heads and simply explode when they are all fast asleep,,

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  2. davidgreybeard says:

    Just because a swarm of small quakes inside a volcano is occuring at a shallow depth doesn’t mean that their is no danger of an imminent eruption. Any quake-swarm inside a volcano is indicative of magma movement, and even a shallow swarm can be significant – after all, if the magma moves in any location inside of a volcanic vent, then the magma throughout the vent must itself shift as the internal pressures realign. Watch this one for at least a minor eruptive event.

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  3. Emanni says:

    Mexican Army prepares in case of eruption of Popocatepetl volcano
    http://www.demotix.com/news/1288968/mexican-army-prepares-case-eruption-popocatepetl-volcano?destination=search%2Fcontext#.T-Mic6dcBOU.facebook

    a minimum 2.000 troops are ready to evacuate residents of communities near the volcano Popocatepetl in Puebla state in case of an eruption, Through the Plan Puebla-Popocatepetl may evacuate more than 11,000 people living in the three communities closest to the crater of the volcano: San Pedro Benito (Atlixco), San Nicolas de los Ranchos and Santiago Xalitzintla, military sources detailed.

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  4. jehjeh007 says:

    We should watch Iceland eruptions very closely…..they are the glue that may be melting away from what is holding a lot of fissures together. Turkey is another one.

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