Icelandic Volcano That Dwarfs Eyjafjallajökull Looks Set To Erupt In 2011

EyjafjallajökulLAST YEAR: Eyjafjallajokull shut down air traffic for weeks

Photo: Árni Friðriksson via Wikimedia Commons

Icelandic volcanologists say the country’s second largest volcano is showing signs of unusual activity and looks set to erupt.Professor Pall Einarsson tells the Telegraph: “There is no doubt that lava there is slowly growing, and the seismicity of the last few days is a sign of it.” There is “every reason to worry” as sustained earthquake tremors in the area are the strongest recorded in recent times.

Last year Eyjafjallajökull shut down air traffic in Europe for over a week.

Einarsson warns that Bárdarbunga could have a much bigger impact — its last major eruption produced a huge ash cloud and the largest identified lava flow in 10,000 years.

Check out beautiful HD video of last year’s eruption >

NOW WATCH: Briefing videos

Business Insider Emails & Alerts

Site highlights each day to your inbox.

Follow Business Insider Australia on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and Instagram.