Second source of potentially disruptive Icelandic volcanoes found

There are 1 comment on the Science Daily story from Apr 2, 2013, titled Second source of potentially disruptive Icelandic volcanoes found. In it, Science Daily reports that:

Published in Geology , the team found magma that is twice as 'fizzy' as previously believed, which increases the likelihood of disruptive ash clouds from future eruptions.

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“Geologist [I'm Climate Change]”

Since: Mar 07

formerly Nuneaton

#1 Apr 3, 2013
Volcanoes on slow spreading centres appear to accumulate a lot of gas.

Eruptions on the mid arctic ridge about 3 years ago appear to have the equivalent in basalt of a plinian eruption of VEI 4.

Large basaltic eruprions of VEI 4 have occurred in iceland (Grimsvotn, Katla), in recent history.

No real surprises there.

Nice to see ancient evidence though.

Have a nice day: Ag

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