Eyjafjallajokull Might Be A Harbinger For More Eruptions

Posted: Apr 21, 2010 8:39 AM
It's a fact that neighboring volcanos can be triggered by eruptions nearby. Katla is geographically within spitting distance of Eyjafjallajokull and is ten times the size. It has activated around the same time Eyjafjallajokull has for the last three times.

Katla also has a record of erupting every eighty years, and the last time it went off was nintety-two years ago. Katla has thus far given no indication of impending seismic activity, but if it does, it could cause travel problems of a maginitude far beyond what we've seen so far.

Perhaps the only good news coming out of this would be the fact that "Katla" is much easier to pronounce....

If you haven't done so already, check out the Boston Herald's amazing collection of volcano photographs here.