Iceland’s Volcano Grimsvotn Shows Signs of Erupting

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Published on May 21, 2011 with No Comments

Ok so the end of the world was supposed to start today, May 21st, 2011 and this just in: Iceland’s most active volcano has been confirmed as erupting. 

Well that’s great for Mr. Harold Camping as he predicted the end of the world would begin today at 6 pm, maybe now he will come out of hiding.

Perhaps Harold Camping’s radio waves caused a disturbance in the balance of the universe and awakened the dormant Grimsntov, after it had been dormant over the past 7 years since the last eruption in 2004.

Everyone relax, the headlines are going to capitalize on this claiming things like “Iceland’s most active volcano has started to erupt”, “the end of the world is coming” or other things that can cause more unrest among the media’s global audience.  However this one occurrence marking the rapture, the Ragnorok (Norse term for end of days), Judgment day or whatever else they have termed May 21st 2011?  I don’t think so.

Especially since scientists have been expecting Grimsvotn, to erupt and even began to experience small quakes 48 hours before and the 18,000 foot white plume of smoke and ash shot out into the air today. 

When compared to the ash in the eruption of the Iceland volcano Eyjafjallajokull, Pall Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland says that we have little to worry about since the ash from Grimsvotn is coarse, therefore gravity can claim it easier than the finer particles emitted by the Iceland volcano eruption on the North Atlantic Island. 

Hopefully those who read this will relax and know this was expected and is not considered a threat, nor will it be a massive disruption to travel like the April 2010 Iceland volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajokull.

Sorry Harold Camping, these things happen. Iceland is known for being one of the liveliest volcanic sites in the world.  Moreover the Iceland volcano Grimsvotn is known for being one of the more active volcanoes in Iceland.

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