Skies Grow Quiet Over Europe

Posted: April 18, 2010 in Mentalism

With the recent Volcanic activity on Iceland I’ve decided to break my usual blogging style and structure to cover the very exciting story of Icelands current Volcanic activity, the problems it’s caused so far, and the potential problems it could cause in the near future.

Unless you’ve been living in a cave, then you’ll know that Volcano Eyjafjallajökull in Iceland has been erupting for several days now, blasting large amounts of smoke up into the lower/mid level atmosphere. Due to the current weather patterns across Iceland, Europe and the United Kingdom, that smoke has been slowly pushing South and Eastwards across large parts of the UK and Europe causing nearly ALL major airports across the continent to close. The Volcano at this stage is continuing to erupt and is continuing to throw large amounts of Volcanic Ash up into the atmosphere. Thanks to the wonders of the Internet, you can see a LIVE FEED of the volcano in the link below.

This Volcano is located in a very isolated part of Iceland, with just over 800 people living close to the Volcano. Due to the glaciers that surround the Volcano, many of these people had to be evacuated due to flood problems caused by glacier melt because of the heat from the volcano.

History has shown us than whenever the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupts, it’s usually followed by a larger eruption from nearby volcano Katla. Katla has a much larger magma chamber and if it were to erupt, will likely alter global weather patterns and cause global temperatures to drop resulting in much colder weather.

Scientists are continuing to monitor the situation of Eyjafjallajökull and Katla and this blog will be updated as and when new information becomes available.


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