Scientists warn Eyjafjallajokull could trigger the Katla volcano to erupt
By: Alicia M Prater PhD
After the first tremors of an eruption in early March 2010, the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland wreaked havoc – spewing multiple ash clouds that closed airports across Europe, spurring the evacuation of 500 people, and just avoiding melting part of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier – but...
By: Bruce Tyson
As European air travel returns to normal and as passengers slowly begin making their way home, we may not have heard the last about the Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajokull yet. Scientists have discovered disturbing evidence that the seismic activity from Eyjafjallajokull may be activating a nearby...
By: Leigh Goessl
Many members of the scientific community across the globe have been carefully monitoring Iceland's volcanoes. Since the March and April 2010 eruptions from Eyjafjallajökull, activity watch has been even more intensified as there is real concern other nearby volcanoes such as Katla and Hekla...
By: Leigh Goessl
When the Icelandic Eyjafjallajökull erupted for the second time in 2010 on April 14, speculation and attention quickly turned to Katla volcano. Katla is a volcano located approximately 15 miles (25 km) away. The two volcanoes share not only a close proximity, but a...
By: Elizabeth M Young
First, a definition of "mineral" is required. A mineral can be defined as the result of a geologic process that is normally crystalline. Iron ore is not a mineral, but is a rock that is composed of iron compounds that are minerals. Gemstones are minerals...
Why Iceland's volcanoes are considered dangerous and carefully monitored
By: Wendy Smith
Question of the [11th?] Hour Re Katla Volcano Today was the 28th of April, 2010. At the time of the eruption of Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull volcano over 10 days ago, mention was made that the eruption of neighboring Katla volcano (and others) could be...
By: Joan Mccord
Cathy Pacific Airways, Air Malta, Virgin Atlantic, and airlines and shippers around the world were held at the mercy of an ash cloud from Mount Eyjafjallajokull at the edge of the Arctic Circle. Rare and fragile cargo, like orchids, roses, and carnations, that would usually...
By: Karyn B Jules
Geoengineering is a controversial proposal to manipulate Earth’s climate in an effort to reduce global warming. As an emerging technology, geoengineering still requires intensive scientific research to determine whether it will be a viable long term solution to the ever-changing climatic conditions of the...
By: Joan Mccord
Eyjafjallajokull is a relatively small volcano in a chain of Icelandic volcanos near the Arctic Circle. There is evidence that, since at least the seventh century, the more than mile high volcano has erupted periodically to spew ice, ash, toxic gasses, and boiling water...
What happened the last time the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupted?
By: Janet Farricelli CPDT-KA
Not many people were aware of the existence of the Eyjafjallajokull volcano until its eruption made headlines across the world . It all began on April 14, 2010 when this almost unpronounceable volcano located in Iceland, started rabidly shooting smoke and steam into the air. The...

 

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