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2nd Iceland volcano issues warning

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  1. kwflatbed

    kwflatbed MassCops Angel Staff Member

    Scientists say powerful Katla is ‘close to failure’

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    An April 17 NASA image shows the Eyjafjallajokull volcano to the west and Myrdalsjokull ice cap, beneath which slumbers the mighty Katla volcano, to the east.

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    msnbc.com

    LONDON - A second, much larger volcano in Iceland is showing signs that it may be about to erupt, scientists have warned.
    Since the start of the Eyjafjallajökull eruption, which caused cancellations of thousands of flights in Europe because of a giant ash cloud, there has been much speculation about neighboring Katla[​IMG].
    An initial research paper by the University College of London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction said: "Analysis of the seismic energy released around Katla over the last decade or so is interpreted as providing evidence of a rising ... intrusive magma body on the western flank of the volcano."

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