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Old 04-17-2010, 01:31 PM
 
Location: occupied east coast
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Default Icelandic volcano

Does anyone know the average historic duration of it's eruptions?

Simply curious, with all of the air flight disruptions taking place, it seems this could go on for some period of time.
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Old 04-17-2010, 10:52 PM
 
Location: Maryland not Murlin
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Does anyone know the average historic duration of it's eruptions?

Simply curious, with all of the air flight disruptions taking place, it seems this could go on for some period of time.
Maybe, and the beauty of it is that there is not a darn thing that anyone can do about it. Welcome to life on planet Earth.

Not sure about Iceland, but I remember that Mt. St. Helen's was pretty epic, too.
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Old 04-18-2010, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Rural Northern California
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Does anyone know the average historic duration of it's eruptions?

Simply curious, with all of the air flight disruptions taking place, it seems this could go on for some period of time.
The last time it erupted, 190 years ago, the eruption lasted roughly a year. That doesn't mean it was putting up huge clouds of ash for the full year, however, most of the time would have been occupied by much smaller eruptive events. Perhaps even something as benign as a lava lake at the summit caldera.
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Old 04-20-2010, 08:45 AM
 
Location: Londonderry, NH
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There is a correlation with the eruptions of a much larger nearby volcano. An eruption of Katla could disrupt air travel in the entire northern hemisphere as well as having world scale climate effects.

Like he said, "Welcome to planet Earth."
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