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Old 10-20-2011, 10:28 AM   #1
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Default Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless

Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless
By Paisley Dodds
Associated Press / October 13, 2011

Iceland's Katla volcano is getting restless - Boston.com
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Named after an evil troll, Katla has a larger magma chamber than Eyjafjallajokul's. Its last major eruption in 1918 continued more than a month, turning day into night, starving crops of sunlight and killing off some livestock. The eruption melted some of the ice-sheet covering Katla, flooding surrounding farmlands with a torrent of water that some accounts have said measured as wide as the Amazon.

Now, clusters of small earthquakes are being detected around Katla, which means an eruption could be...
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