Where Eyjafjallajokull goes, so goeth Katla. This means that when Eyja gets active, Katla always erupts soon after. If you remember, Eyja was the Icelandic volcano that erupted last spring and caused worldwide airline traffic disruptions because of the amount of ash spewed at all altitudes. People have been watching Katla ever since. I don’t want to be an alarmist, but there is a very serious scientific discussion going on over at Jon Frimann, Icelandic blogger’s blog on volcanism. Jon Frimann wrote yesterday:
“There is a sudden and sharp rise in harmonic tremors around Katla and Eyjafjallajökull volcano. I currently do not know what volcano is responsible for the spike in harmonic tremor. But this does not look like is a noise from the weather. SIL stations where the harmonic tremor rise can be seen. Mið-Mörk, , Eystri-Skógar, Lágur Hvolar (Currently most rise here for some reason), Snæbýli, Saurbær, Ásmúli.” In his comments section, Frimann replied to a query: “Most stations at south of Iceland are showing this spike. But that is the interesting part. Currently I have not recorded a single earthquake, and there is not a bad weather in sight far as I can tell. So I don’t think this is the weather. But I wonder if this is something that is happening at great depth under Katla or Eyjafjallajökull. Because the source seems to be there, but it is quite hard to confirm at the moment as there are no earthquakes at all that can tell me what is going on.”
Ever since Eyja erupted in April and May of 2010, a close watch has been kept on the larger sister volcano Katla, which has always erupted after Eyja.
Last May, Victoria Gill wrote for the BBC, “Could another Icelandic volcano erupt soon?“
As scientists and air travellers alike keep a close eye on Iceland’s ongoing volcanic eruption, some reports suggest that another, much bigger, volcano could stir in the near future. Katla is Eyjafjallajokull’s more active neighbour, and scientists believe that there may be a link between the two volcanoes. This link has not been physically proven, explains Magnus Tumi Gudmundsson a geophysicist from the University of Iceland. A circumstantial, historical connection “is putting people’s eyes on Katla,” he says. “We know of four Eyjafjallajokull eruptions in the past [dating back to AD 500] and in three out of these four cases, there has been a Katla eruption either at the same time or shortly after. “By shortly, I mean timescales of months to a year. “We consider that the probability of Katla erupting in the near future has increased since Eyjafjallajokull went.” Kathryn Goodenough from the British Geological Survey points out that, as yet, there is no physical explanation for this apparent link.” It seems that when Eyjafjallajokull goes off, Katla tends to follow. “Scientists don’t yet know what the connection is,” she says.
William Cormier wrote for OpEd News two days ago,
International Concern Over Iceland’s Katla Volcano Erupting Soon Is Justified
“It is obvious that many people, especially Europeans, are extremely interested in the status of Iceland’s Katla Volcano and are attempting to find whatever information they can in regard this extremely dangerous volcano. (I’ve noted that Britain is responsible for approximately 50% of these searches using internal site statistics.) Unfortunately, as dangerous as this volcano is and its history of erupting within months of the Eyjafjallajökull Volcano is disturbing. I find it deplorable that the EU’s respective governments are not attempting to prepare their citizens for what I believe is an eventuality, not a probability. Speaking in terms of probability, history would seem to indicate that the Katla Volcano could erupt relatively soon, perhaps before the end of 2010. Again, attempting to find reputable information in regard the Katla Volcano isn’t easy, however some of it is out there, and to be frank, the future in regard Katla doesn’t look promising at all…” Geophysicists at Iceland’s Institute of Earth Sciences say Katla would be locally and globally damaging. Icelandic President Lafur Grímsson has warned Governments around Europe that a significant eruption at the volcano is “coming close”. He said: “We [Iceland] have prepared ” it is high time for European governments and airline authorities all over Europe and the world to start planning for the eventual Katla eruption.”
Time will tell. In the period after the rapture when the Tribulation begins, there will be terrible signs and fearful instances of powerful things happening in the world. A climate-disrupting volcanic eruption is not out of the realm of possibility. It’s not even out of the realm of possibility of happening before the rapture. It is definitely a time of abnormal events. We are to the point now where any moment we can see something tremendous occur. A volcano, an earthquake, who could forget 2 pound hail falling through roofs in the American Midwest last winter, the earth cracking in Michigan, the sinkhole in Guatemala, the list goes on. Pray for the lost and stay strong, Christian!