Iceland's Katla volcano
Iceland's Katla volcano

Will Katla Volcano erupt any time soon?

ANI | Updated: Sep 24, 2018 23:07 IST

Reykjavik, [Iceland] Sep 24 (ANI): Nobody knows as to whether or not Iceland's dormant Katla Volcano will erupt or not.
Katla last erupted in 1918.
According to Sputnik, geologists and volcanologists from Iceland and Britishlogists have found at that a cone located beneath the glaciers on 4961 feet Katla is rapidly filling with magma and has a potential to emit around 24 kilotons, of carbon dioxide in its surroundings.
Local media reported that the volcanic eruption might surpass the explosive power than its counterpart Eyjafjallajokull volcano which exploded back in 2010. Since it is estimated that the former has three times more magma capacity than the latter.
According to Evgenia Ilyinskaya, a research fellow at the Institute of Geophysics and Tectonics at Leeds University, took to Facebook and gave out a warning that a close eye needs to be kept on the volcano as the findings by the scientists might point towards the inevitable.
Iceland's meteorological office has not ascertained that the danger level in accordance with the current findings.
In 2010, Eyjafjallajokull's eruption engulfed Europe with dense ash clouds stranding international air for weeks on an end.
Not everyone believes the inevitable is going to take place as do a professor of geophysics at the University of Iceland, Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson. He believes that the gasses released inside Katla is a pretty normal scenario therefore as of now, and thereby defying the negative aspect of the findings. (ANI)

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