Saturday, 10 July 2010

Grumbling Katla?

Some speculation over at Wattsupwiththat about recent tremor activity under the Icelandic Caldera of Katla. The Icelandic Met Office still disagree that Katla is going to blow in the near future, because, as has been observed before, tremors alone do not an eruption make. There are other indicators.

Besides, this mornings screengrab shows no real 'swarm' type activity. For an eruption to be imminent, the tremors would also have to be far more closely spaced in time and depth.

But as Anthony rightly observes; "This may mean nothing, or it may be a prelude to an eruption. Either way it bears watching."

Exactly so.


The Filthy Engineer said...

It better not blow. I'm off to Italy on Wednesday.

Bill Sticker said...

Nah, not likely at present. All the shallow tremors appear no more than ice cap shifting. Relax and don't worry.

Enjoy Bella Italia. My fondest memory, the summer morning air heady with the scent of Basil on the road from Florence to Genoa. One advisory; avoid the Milan to Bologna Autrostrada if you're headed that way.

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