2 Sep 11 – Following an intense week of earthquakes and tremors, experts believe magma is slowly filling inside Iceland’s massive Katla volcano, giving rise to fears the volcano could soon erupt, producing an ash plume that would continue for for weeks, if not months.
Last year, the country’s president Ólafur Grímsson warned “the time for Katla to erupt is coming close, Iceland has prepared and it is high time for European governments and airline authorities all over Europe and the world to start planning for the eventual Katla eruption”.
It is believed that Katla – with a magma chamber about 10 times the size of neighbouring Eyjafjallajokull – has the potential to be much stronger and disruptive than the last two Icelandic volcanic eruptions that caused chaos across Europe’s air space.
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