Iceland’s President Warns Eruption At Katla Volcano Is Close

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Katla is the second largest volcano in the country of Iceland, and Iceland’s president is issuing a warning saying that the eruption of Katla is close.

Icelandic president Ólafur Grímsson has warned other governments around Europe “that a significant eruption at the volcano is close.”

“We [Iceland] have prepared … it is high time for European governments and airline authorities all over Europe and the world to start planning for the eventual Katla eruption,” he said.

Europe is still experiencing clouds of volcanic ash from Eyjafjallajokull that erupted in April.

Airlines all over the world have lost significant flight time and money due to flights being cancelled as a result of the ash clouds. An eruption of Katla, the second largest volcano is Iceland, could spell even more trouble. There has been speculation about Katla since the eruption of Eyjafjallajokull. Katla is the larger of the two volcanos.

The planet appears to be in a perpetual state of unrest. From today’s 7.2 magnitude earthquake in Vanuatu to the pending eruption of Katla in Iceland; it seems like Mother Nature is kicking up her well worn heels.

Source: MSNBC


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