Another Icelandic volcano ready to blow
July 11th, 2011 by elisa

Hekla volcano picture by Flickr User Sverrir Thor

“Oh no!” I hear you cry, as another Icelandic volcano, once dubbed the Gateway to Hell, is being tipped to be the next to erupt.

The Hekla volcano is close to Eyjafjoell, which caused travel chaos with its ash cloud after it erupted last year.

The Iceland Civil Protection Authority said it was closely monitoring the situation at Hekla.

Geophysicist Pall Einarsson from the University of Iceland told Iceland Review: “The movements around Hekla have been unusual in the last two to three days, while this might not necessarily mean an immediate blast, the volcano is ready to erupt.”

However, geophysicist Ari Trausit Gudmundsson told AFP that Hekla usually erupts with both lava and ash and if the eruption is similar to those so far then it’s unlikely to cause disruption to flights.



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