From the statement that 'four of Iceland's largest volcanoes are showing signs of impending eruption' it sounds like that is unusual. I wondered if there were other signs of tectonic activity so I went to the USGS site at http://earthquake.usgs.gov/ear... and downloaded some data. It would only let me download 20,000 events to a CSV so I took all data since 1/1/98 of 6.5+ on the Richter scale. Once that is thrown into a pivot table and a regression analysis done, it shows a very clear time linear regression of increasing moderate-intensity earthquake activity over the last 20 years. If this apparent trend is not a statistical fluke then let us hope it is due to some natural process and not a particle collider produced microscopic black hole oscillating back and forth through the earth's core exponentially accreting mass like this guy claims http://www.science20.com/big_s... since we don't actually know if Hawking Radiation is real and if it is how quickly it would make a black hole evaporate.