Another volcano is expected to erupt in Iceland.
First Iceland had a huge financial collapse, then the oddest named volcano ever, Eyjafjallajokul, blew its top and caused the worst European air space shutdown since World War 2. And don’t get me started on those long, frigid winters and lack of sunlight.
Now, experts are now warning Iceland of another eruption from Grimsvotn, the next anticipated Icelandic volcano.
The Icelandic Meteorological Institute has documented water levels tripling in the River Gigja, in less than a day. The water that flows into the Gigja, on the Vatnajoekull glacier in eastern Iceland, comes from an icy lake in the crater of the Grimsvoetn volcano. The glaciers on the icy lake have melted because of a recent increase in thermal temperatures. The crater has filled up and the spill over has caused a river-run.
Also, over the past two days, the same Institute has also registered strong seismic activity in the area, along with three moderate earthquakes.
Hopefully it won’t be as bad as when the Eyjafjallajokul volcano erupted in April, dispersing a massive cloud of ash that seriously messed up travel plans of more than 100,000 flights and eight million passengers.
According to reports, the volcano eruptions in Iceland spew lava or ash. Ash in the atmosphere can cause the jet engines to clog. Which is bad. Making it worse, is that Grimsvotn would definitely be an ash eruption, though experts are saying it may be on a smaller scare than the Eyjafjallajokul volcano.
Here’s hoping, Iceland.