A sleeping super-volcano located underneath the tranquil Laacher See lake near Bonn in Germany and only 390 miles away from London, has shown worrying signs of waking up, the Mail said.
The Laacher See volcano, is capable of ejecting billions of tons of magma, erupting every 10 to 12,000 years and last went off 12,900 years ago, that it can blow at anytime.
Volcanologists believed the super-volcano is still active as carbon dioxide bubbled up the lake’s surface, an indication that magma chamber below is ‘degassing.’
The super-volcano is similar in size with Philippines’ Mt. Pinatubo which ejected 10 billions tons of magma when it erupted in 1991, 20 billion tons of sulphur dioxide, 16 cubic kilometres of ash and caused a 0.5C drop in global temperatures, that it was considered as the biggest eruption in the 20th century.
Experts believe the Laacher See volcano can also bring similar widespread devastation, mass evacuations, and even short-term global cooling from the resulting ash cloud blocking the sun to large parts of southern England.