The president of Iceland yesterday warned that a second “much bigger” volcano is set to erupt and could spark further chaos.
President Olafur Grimsson fears if the second volcano, Katla, blows, it could have devastating consequences worldwide.
Mr Grimsson admitted: “Katla is much bigger and usually erupts once a century. The last one was in 1918 so we have been waiting for some years.”
Katla is east of the smaller Eyjafjallajokull volcano which sparked the ash cloud and in the past has triggered subsequent eruptions from the Katla volcano.
Mr Grimsson added: “We have emergency plans in our own country, so I think that it’s high time for European governments and airline authorities to start planning.”
Should Katla erupt, it would further add the likelihood of stunning twilight colors across Southern California in the weeks after such an eruption. Areas across most of the planet would receive the twilight colors, not just the USA.
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