Is a super-volcano at Laacher See lak...

Is a super-volcano at Laacher See lake in Germany about to blow?

There are 1 comment on the Mail on Sunday story from Jan 2, 2012, titled Is a super-volcano at Laacher See lake in Germany about to blow?. In it, Mail on Sunday reports that:

It's similar in size to Mount Pinatubo, which in 1991 gave us the biggest eruption of the 20th century We all know about the super-volcano lurking underneath Yellowstone Park in the U.S. that goes off every 600,000 years - but there's actually one very much closer to home that's due to blow anytime now.

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Talence, France

#1 Jan 2, 2012
Now that the frenzy about Katla is over, here is Laacher See in Germany (which is NOT a supervolcano)! It is true that Laacher See is potentially active (there are bubbles coming out of the bottom of the lake in some places) but there is currently no indication of an impending eruption. Writing that "this monster erupts every 10 to 12,000 years... and last went off 12,900 years ago" is sheer nonsense. Similar statements have been made about Yellowstone in the US (which is supposed to have cycles of 600,000 years!!). However, the notion of cycles in volcanology has never been proved. Just keep in mind that right now we are not able to predict an eruption in the short term.
Such articles are useless; their purpose is to help sell newspapers and magazines. They do not have any scientific value.

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