Thursday, July 22, 2010

Here comes Katla?

Here comes Katla?: Being kind of a volcano/earthquake geek, I regularly check in on [...] in the past couple months since the Eyjafjallajokull, the earthquake activity near it that might presage an eruption of Eyja’s big sister, Katla. Historically, eruptions of Eyjafjallajokull are followed by eruptions of Katla, which are an order of magnitude larger. [...] Since I have been watching, the number of earthquakes near Katla has been small, with a few periods of a dozen or so within a 24 hour period. Almost every time I have looked it’s been very quiet, perhaps one or two a day. I was away the previous two weeks, and apparently missed a day with 11 earthquakes on July 10. I checked again today, and I got the map below, with over a dozen earthquakes! [...] I bet it’s coming, though, fairly soon. The president of Iceland does, too.
I'm that kind of geek too, with also a propensity to try to climb and ski volcanos. Great stuff, although since I'm planning to get back to Europe in late October, I'm not sure I should be excited or dismayed.

1 comment:

steve said...

I'm afraid I have a lot of volcano curiosity too... here is a nice blog to follow