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Recent Iceland Volcano Activity - Bigger Eruption of Katla could cause Major Flooding

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[Best Syndication News] The active Iceland volcano has been erupting on and off for the past week. The Keflavik International Airport and Reykjavik Airports in the surrounding area has been closed and around 500 people have been evacuated from the surrounding area.

The active volcano is named Eyjafijallajokull and is located approximately 120 km southeast of Reykjavik.

Initially the concern was that the volcano would melt the glacier ice and cause flooding. But now there is concern that the volcano could have cause even bigger eruption from powerful volcano of Katla beneath Mydaljoekull.

There is a history pattern that has the Eyjafjallajokull setting off the larger Katla volcano. The large eruption could release a large amount of sulphur dioxide into the atmosphere. The last time that the Katla had a major eruption was in 1918. The Katla volcano erupts around every 50 – 80 years. This eruption could cause major flooding from the melting of glacier ice.

There are 33 Holocene volcanoes and 2 Pleistocene volcanoes with thermal activity in the Iceland and Atlantic ocean surrounding the area. The island of Iceland is is built from lava, much like the Hawaiin islands.

By: N Wilson

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