Iceland Wakes Up – Addendum

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A volcano erupts near Eyjafjallajoekull in south Iceland.

After the rash of large quakes around the globe, I wonder if this is the precursor to a massive spreading event. I’m not talking about a massive Al Gore type event, but something that is not expected, such as the plate spreading in fits and starts in a way we don’t expect.  Lets face, we’ve only known about the connection of the mid Atlantic ridge to plate movements for about fifty years. There is still a lot we don’t know about the behavior of the tectonic system.

PS. If you can correctly pronounce the name of the town mentioned above, Eyjafjallajoekull, without cheating and looking it up on the internet, you win a prize.

ADDENDUM – Jeff Alberts won the latest contest. His prize is revealed at the end of the following video.