Ash from Laacher See, just 390 miles from London, would cover Southern England
A sleeping super-volcano in Germany is showing worrying signs of waking up, says this article by Ted Thornhill.
Lurking just 390 miles from London beneath a lake near Bonn, Laacher See erupts every 10 to 12,000 years, says Thornhill. Since it last exploded 12,900 years ago, it could blow at any time.
“Volcanologists believe that the Laacher See volcano is still active as carbon dioxide is bubbling up to the lake’s surface, which indicates that the magma chamber below is ‘degassing’.”
Video claims to show carbon dioxide bubbling from Laacher See
Did you notice that the volcano erupts every 10,000 to 12,000 years? I think it is no coincidence that Laacher See erupts in sync with the ice-age cycle.
The Laacher See volcano is part of the East Eifel volcanic field, which I mention in “Not by Fire but by Ice.” Scientists believe its eruption could pump enough ash into the atmosphere to lower temperatures worldwide.
See entire article and several photos:
Thanks to Caroline Snyder, Emma Corry, Stephanie Relfe, Elise Philipp, Michiel van de Goor, and Stephan Meijer in New Zealand for this link