Small jokulhlaup at Katla in Iceland

Earlier today, Katla produced a small glacial flood (a jokulhlaup) that closed the Ring Road around Iceland. The scientists monitoring the events called it a very small event, possibly only a phreatic explosion under the ice that generated the meltwater. However, no one was hurt and there is little danger for tourists right now from the event.

More indications that Katla magma is on the move. You can find pics at DV (text in Icelandic).

Oh, and we also have sightings of cracks in the glacial ice. Still, no clear evidence of a small eruption, or clear indications of an impending major eruption. But I’ll keep an eye out for future developments.

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