Hekla Volcano Being Monitored By Scientists After Eyjafjallajokull EruptionsApril 20th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by GD
By Gina Gomez
Apr 20, (THAINDIAN NEWS) Hekla volcano, which is located in close proximity to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland is being monitored by scientists from close quarters, according to reports. It is being speculated by scientists that volcanic activity might take place in the Hekla volcano in the wake of the recent eruption that was witnessed in Eyjafjallajokull.
Giving the fact that Hekla volcano is considered to be one of the most active volcano’s of Iceland, it hardly comes as a surprise that it is being observed by scientists who have reportedly expressed concern that the crust of the Earth in the region might show activity. Concerns about the volcanic eruptions in Iceland has mounted in the recent week, after ash cloud spewed by the Eyjafjallajokull volcano has resulted in widespread disruptions of flights in a number of European countries.
The Hekla volcano, which was called ‘Gateway of Hell’, is known to have shown volcanic activity for the last time in the year 2000. Since then the volcano has been dormant by nature, which has further fueled the concern of geologists that with the extensive eruptions witnessed in the nearby Eyjafjallajokull volcano, Hekla might also turn active. However, it has been stated that as of now, the volcano has shown no signs of a possible eruption, but scientists are still keeping a close watch on the volcano so that proper steps can be taken in case if it shows any kind of activity.
Meanwhile, the air travel crisis situation that resulted from a volcanic ash cloud is continuing in many European countries with restrictions in the movement of flights still active to a large extent.
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