Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story
British newspaper The Sunday Times have apologized for their cover story of an imminent eruption in the Katla volcano in Iceland, a story that was factually incorrect. Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya who was interviewed in the story was misquoted and demanded a correction.
The apology is as follows:
Our story on the Icelandic volcano Katla (World News, last week) included incorrect quotes from Evgenia Ilyinskaya, of Leeds University. While the study she co-authored found that Katla is producing large volumes of carbon dioxide, it made no claims regarding the current level of magma or the imminence of an eruption; and she did not claim that the volcano was likely to produce a larger ash plume than that of Eyjafjallajokull in 2010. We apologise for the error.