Please see the previous blog entry detailing the catastrophic results ensuing after an eruption of Katla.
Below are recent headlines warning that an eruption of Katla is now imminent:
"Katla, which translates as the kettle, has a crater three times as big as the Eyjafjallajokull volcano which erupted in March and April, causing travel chaos."
"Fears over Katla grew yesterday when a report by scientists warned it is "close to failure" - a term indicating an imminent eruption."
"The report added: "We conclude that, given the high frequency of Katla activity, an eruption in the short term is a strong possibility."
"A second, much larger volcano (Katla) in Iceland is showing signs that it may be about to erupt, scientists have warned. "
"A report from University College London is pointing towards a near term eruption of Iceland's giant volcano".
"The President of Iceland has also cautioned against an imminent eruption saying that Europe, its governments, and its airline industry needs to prep."
"An initial research paper by the University College of London Institute for Risk and Disaster Reduction said: "Analysis of the seismic energy released around Katla over the last decade or so is interpreted as providing evidence of a rising ... intrusive magma body on the western flank of the volcano."
"Earlier seismic energy release at Katla is associated with the inflation of the volcano, which indicates it is close to failure."
"We conclude that given the high frequency of Katla activity, an eruption in the short term is a strong possibility," the report said. "It is likely to be preceded by new earthquake activity."
It appears that due to the movement and pressure of active magma that Katla has actually become misshapened with a noticeable rising on the western flank.
This, combined with recent seismic activity at Katla, indicates precursor events of a volcanic eruption.
Please note from the previous blog entry that historically, every time that Eyjafjallajökull has erupted that Katla has always followed suit.
Eyjafjallajökull has been geothermally
active for several months (beginning mid March 2010) means that it has been continously contributing to the melting of the Mýrdalsjökull icecap covering Katla.
Therefore, this continous eruption of Eyjafjallajökull has served to gradually melt the ice cap covering Katla which was one of the only factors preventing Katla from "blowing her top".
Noteworthy is the fact that Eyjafjallajökull has ejected only ash plumes during her eruptions.
So, it is reasonable to wonder where all the magma is going since only ash plumes have resulted from Eyjafjallajökull's extensive geothermal activity.
This may be easily explained by the following facts:
Eyjafjallajökull and Katla, though twelve miles apart, are thought to be connected by a series of magma chambers and this may possibly be the reason that Katla has ALWAYS erupted at some interval subsequent to an eruption of Eyjafjallajökul.
It is therefore conceivable that during these past months of Eyjafjallajökull's intense volcanic activity that the magma has instead been moving through the interconnecting chambers, routed towards Katla. As it enters the crater of Katla, it would result in a build up of both magma and pressure.
This would also explain why Eyjafjallajökull has only spat out ash during its eruptions, with no magma released as the magma has instead been rerouted towards Katla.
This would also elucidate why there is a rising in Katla's surface as well as her recent seismic (earthquake) activity.
"According to scientists, a major volcano eruption in Iceland might cause the temperatures all over Europe and in the northern parts of USA to drop dramatically. At the moment experts fear another eruption at the nearby volcano, Katla. When Katla went of last time, in the 1700′s, it sent the whole world into an extended deep freeze."
Please note that earthquake/seismic and volcanic/geothermal activity go hand in hand as they are interrelated.
Jesus told us to watch for increased earthquake activity indicating the nearness of the end of the age.
As such, we know that increased volcanic activity is also the fulfillment of the forewarning by Jesus in the Gospels to watch for "earthquakes in divers places".
These are all the "beginnings of sorrows" that Jesus warned us to be watchful for
that would lead up to the soon coming 7 year Tribulation period.
Mark 13:8 "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be earthquakes in divers places, and there shall be famines and troubles: these are the beginnings of sorrows.
Luke 21:11"And great earthquakes shall be in divers places, and famines, and pestilences; and fearful sights and great signs shall there be from heaven."