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Katla Volcano Iceland

Katla volcano can be found under the south-eastern part of Icelands Myrdalsjokull icecap.

Katla volcano has a large ice covered caldera which is 9 miles in diameter and is the fourth largest Icelandic volcano at 220 square miles. Katla has erupted many times in the past, usually once in every 80 years. The last major Katla eruption was on the 12th of October 1918, the eruption lasted for 24 days.

Latest News: An Icelandic met office Katla news article states that in the early hours of 05 October 2011, an intense swarm of earthquakes registered in the Katla volcano caldera; the largest of these had a local magnitude of 3.9. There are no measurable signs that an eruption of Katla is imminent; however, given the high levels of earthquakes, the situation may change abruptly.


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Katla Could Erupt In The Next 1-50 Years  Reykjavík Grapevine

There are signs that Katla could erupt. A geophysicist told Stöð 2 (Channel 2) that he is reluctant to say whether it could happen in one year or fifty years. Halldór ...


Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 30 Aug 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 3.0), Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.2-1.2), Clear Lake (17 quakes between mag 0.2-1.8), Coso (51 quakes ...


Terrawatch: Katla volcano may erupt - but not just yet  The Guardian

Scientists are monitoring CO2 released by the Icelandic volcano, which may help predict an eruption more accurately.


Kilauea volcano: Steaming water discovered at volcano summit could trigger explosion  Express.co.uk

KILAUEA VOLCANO spewed lava across Hawaii for two months last year, destroying hundreds of homes and creating a new outcrop of land off the state's ...


Iceland volcano SHOCK: Katla volcano is releasing HUGE amounts of gas  Express.co.uk

HUGE amounts of potentially dangerous methane gas are being released from a glacier connected to Katla volcano - one of Iceland's most active volcanoes.


No, the giant Katla volcano in Iceland isn't about to erupt  USA TODAY

Despite screaming headlines in the British tabloids and even the Sunday Times, there is no sign that Iceland's Katla volcano will erupt any time soon, scientists ...


Katla volcano eruption: Scientists warn huge Iceland volcano is about to erupt, and it could even dwarf 2010 ash cloud  Evening Standard

Scientists have warned that a huge volcano in Iceland is about to erupt, dwarfing the explosion that disrupted air travel across the world eight years ago. Katla ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 18 Aug 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 1.4-1.8), Clear Lake (24 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Coso (84 quakes between mag 0.3-3.3), ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 27 Aug 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.3), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.2-1.6), Coso (78 quakes between mag 0.2-2.4), El Hierro ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 25 Aug 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Clear Lake (32 quakes between mag 0.4-1.9), Coso (86 quakes between mag 0.1-3.3), Etna (7 quakes between mag 1.0-2.9), ...


New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would ...


Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland's Katla Erupted  Reykjavík Grapevine

It's time to celebrate. To be fair, it's always time to celebrate. But today it's time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the last major eruption of Iceland's beloved ...


Exception or Rule? The Case of Katla, One of Iceland's Subglacial Volcanoes  GlacierHub

A recent study about Katla, a subglacial volcano in Iceland, revealed that despite previous assumptions, Katla emits CO2 at a globally significant level.


Earthquake today: Katla, Etna, Kilauea and Mount St Helens rumble as earthquakes swarm  Express.co.uk

Volcanoes throughout the world have felt the repercussions of earthquakes over the last 24 hours, as a rash of activity spread to the most distant corners of the ...


How fake news about Katla volcano eruption could put lives at risk  Business Standard

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded ...


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 28 Aug 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (3 quakes between mag 2.0-3.1), Brennisteinsfjöll (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.2), Clear Lake (28 quakes between mag ...


Volcano in Iceland Is One of the Largest Sources of Volcanic CO2  Eos

High-precision airborne measurements, in combination with atmospheric modeling, suggest that the Katla subglacial caldera may be one of the planet's biggest ...


Authorities worry it will be impossible to warn travellers in time in case of Katla eruption  Iceland Magazine

Authorities fear it would be impossible to ensure that all travellers in the vicinity of the monster volcano Katla will receive emergency alerts in the case of an ...


Earthquake report world-wide for Sunday, 25 August 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Summary: 159 quakes M2+, 59 quakes M3+, 25 quakes M4+, 4 quakes M5+ (247 total) Magnitude 2+: 159 earthquakes. Magnitude 3+: 59 earthquakes


Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story  Iceland Monitor

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 ...


Cluster of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland's Katla Volcano  WIRED

Last night, a brief earthquake swarm rattled the caldera at Katla in southern Iceland. The largest earthquakes were over M4, ranging from a few kilometers deep ...


Earthquake Swarm at Iceland's Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to Yellow  WIRED

A new earthquake swarm at Iceland's Katla has become intense enough for officials to raise the alert status at the ice-capped volcano.


What's The Closest Volcano To London?  Londonist

Volcanologist Martin Mangler explains the surprising relevance of volcanoes to London. Volcanoes – enigmatic and magnificent, beautiful and dangerous: true ...


Iceland volcano eruption concerns, scientists disagree  IceNews

Katla volcano has been a point of interest in recent weeks due to the release of a scientific paper revealing how much carbon dioxide is being produced by the ...


Iceland's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?  The Guardian

Terrawatch One of Iceland's largest volcanoes is in the habit of erupting every 50 years or so, but has been quiet since 1918. Now she is rumbling in her ...


100 Years Since Katla’s Last Eruption—Iceland’s Most Feared Volcano is Long Overdue  Guide to Iceland Now

Situated under south Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla is among the world's fiercest and most active volcanos. Of all the volcanoes in Iceland, this is the one ...


We don't know one way or another if Katla is preparing to erupt, geophysicist argues  Iceland Magazine

It is too early to say whether the enormous CO2 emissions from the monster volcano Katla are an indication of an imminent eruption, a geophysicist at the ...


Katla Volcano, the Evil Sorceress | Folklore in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are enormous glaciers on Iceland's South Coast; they're thought to be sisters of one another. Mýrdalsjökull, however, covers ...


Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  EurekAlert

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull ...


Tourists are flocking to volcano that's due for a massive eruption  New York Post

VIK, Iceland — Sneeze next to the Katla volcano, goes the joke in this Icelandic village, and a seismologist in Reykjavik will analyze the disturbance. After...


Scenic Iceland enchants  Otago Daily Times

Iceland, shaped by the unpredictable violence of volcanoes, glaciers and earthquakes, is the result of 64 million years of continual transformation and rebirth,


When will she blow? Iceland's vicious Katla volcano rumbles  Iceland Monitor

Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier around 4:00 AM this morning. Ten smaller earthquakes followed.


Reports of a volcanic eruption in Iceland are fake news at its worst  Quartz

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded ...


Is Katla crying wolf? Icelandic volcano's rumblings don't mean airspace chaos is imminent  The Conversation UK

There have been rumblings in Iceland recently. But given its position in the North Atlantic, this is perhaps no surprise. The location makes the country a notorious ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (4 quakes between mag 0.5-1.0), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.1), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.2-2.7), Grensdalur (2 ...


Earthquake in Iceland's Katla volcano  Iceland Monitor

An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland at 7:09 this morning. The earthquake originated in the west side of the volcano's ...


9-years since the Fimmvorduhals volcanic eruption  Guide to Iceland Now

On 20 March 2010, after months of heightened seismic activity, a volcanic eruption on the Fimmvörðuháls Pass opened a 500-metre fissure in the Southern ...


Sleeping giant volcano Katla trembles: Sharp earthquake swarm in caldera  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland, which towers over the town of Vík, has been relatively calm and quiet ...


Ring of Fire eruption 2019: Which Ring of Fire volcanoes will BLOW in 2019?  Express.co.uk

VOLCANIC activity was high in 2018 with dozens around the globe spewing ash, lava and toxic gases into the air. But which Ring of Fire volcanoes will erupt in ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 13 Jul 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (4 quakes between mag 0.7-1.7), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.3-1.2), Coso (238 quakes between mag 0.6-3.2), ...


Iceland on high alert with volcano due to erupt  CBS News

On top of a wall of blue ice is the outflow of a massive glacier that sits on top of Katla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes. An intricate system of sensors ...


Volcano Watch: A Closer Look At Katla  Reykjavík Grapevine

Hvolsvöllur is a sleepy village in south Iceland, between Hella and Seljalandsfoss. It's a somewhat forgettable, blink-and-you'll-miss-it settlement of just a few ...


No, Iceland's volcano is not about to erupt, says country's Met Office  Telegraph.co.uk

The Icelandic Met Office has moved to quell fears that European air space is at risk from an imminent volcanic eruption. The country's weather forecasters ...


Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano  Iceland Monitor

An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. It originated in the middle of the caldera underneath Mýrdalsjökull ...


Watching Katla: How Icelanders are planning for the next big volcanic eruption  National Post

Katla last erupted in 1918. Never before in recorded history, dating back to the 12th century, have 99 years passed without an eruption from the volcano.


Earthquakes and tremors continue around notorious volcano Katla  IceNews

The pass few days have seen a few tremors around Katla volcano, but yesterday they reached over a 3 in magnitude or up to 3.6.


Katla: Iceland's most notorious volcano is kept under close surveillance  Iceland Magazine

When Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted explosively in 2010, it shut down all aviation across the North Atlantic for one week. The dispersal of the ash cloud led to ...


On the edge – is thrill-seeking tourism really worth the risk?  Geographical

New research reveals the dangers that thrill-seeking tourists are exposing themselves to, in the name of experiencing a live volcanic eruption.


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 1 Jul 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Amiata (1 quake mag 1.4), Askja (3 quakes between mag 0.9-1.0), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.6-1.5), Coso (3 quakes ...


Volcano erupts in Indonesia days after devastating earthquake and tsunami  CNBC

A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same island in Indonesia where an earthquake and tsunami last week killed at least 1400 people.


Heard A Volcano Is About To Erupt? You Should Read This First  Forbes

Mt Agung going through an effusive type eruption on full moon night, here backlit by the setting moon and front lit by the first rays of the sunrise.


Justin Bieber effect leads to closure of Icelandic canyon  The Guardian

Fjaðrárgljúfur closed off to protect it from fans after it starred in pop star's video.


#Travel: Trekking up a glacier in Iceland  Hindustan Times

Myths come to life amid the black volcanic mountains, falling snow and clear blue ice.


Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling  ABC News

For people living in the tiny town of Vik, in the shadow of one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes, the threat of an long-overdue violent eruption is part of normal life.


9 years since Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Today marks the nine-year-anniversary of Eyjafjallajökull's mighty 2010 eruption, an explosion that created an ash plume so large that much of mainland ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 16 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.4), Brennisteinsfjöll (4 quakes between mag 0.1-1.5), Clear Lake (9 quakes between mag ...


Commentary: Underestimating natural forces  Atascadero News

The climate change argument continues with one side proclaiming the issue is resolved and the more skeptical challenging the hyper-charged claims of ...


Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 25 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.4), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.8), Chaîne des Puys (1 quake mag 3.4), Clear Lake (23 quakes ...


Icelandic Glacier And 'Gassy' Volcano Are Releasing A Surprising Amount Of Methane  IFLScience

One of Iceland's largest and most active volcanoes sits below a massive ice cap covering nearly 595 square kilometers (230 square miles) of the Arctic nati.


New study confirms that glaciers are releasing methane • Earth.com  Earth.com

An investigation led by Lancaster University has revealed that glaciers are a potential source of large methane emissions.


A massive volcanic eruption spurred Iceland to convert to Christianity  Quartz

Researchers have recently been able to piece together details that could help tell the story of how a massive volcanic eruption in 939 CE shifted culture and ...


Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 18 Jul 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Amiata (1 quake mag 1.2), Clear Lake (30 quakes between mag 0.2-2.0), Coso (283 quakes between mag 0.4-4.6), Goat Rocks (1 quake ...


41,000 kg methane being released from this Icelandic glacier will change our future  India Today

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists from Lancaster university have discovered.


Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano is nothing to 'Angry Sister' Katla  Christian Science Monitor

Every time in recorded history that Eyjafjallajökull volcano has erupted, the much larger Katla volcano has also erupted. Scientists are watching Katla carefully.


US volcano alert level RAISED after California earthquake and ‘increased seismicity’  Express.co.uk

CALIFORNIA was rocked by a magnitude 6.4 earthquake on Thursday, and now US volcano alerts have been raised due to “an increase in seismicity” ...


Floating Among The Jewels: Kayaking The Sparkling Waters Of Sólheimajökull  Reykjavík Grapevine

For those looking to enjoy the stunning Icelandic wilderness without the sweat of hikes or climbs, kayak around the Sólheimajökull glacial lake in Iceland.


Iceland volcano: eruption 'could just be rehearsal' for worse ash chaos if Katla blows  Telegraph.co.uk

Iceland's powerful Katla volcano is a brooding reminder that Britain and Europe face even worse chaos unless they learn lessons from the ash eruption at ...


Crustal movements due to Iceland's shrinking ice caps mimic magma inflow signal at Katla volcano  Nature.com

Many volcanic systems around the world are located beneath, or in close proximity to, ice caps. Mass change of these ice caps causes surface movements, ...


Concentrations of sulfuric gas near Sólheimajökull in S. Iceland, poses threat  Iceland Magazine

Hikers and scientists have in recent days detected strong sulfuric smell emanating from Sólheimajökull glacier and around Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi river in ...


Can't Guarantee Volcano Evacuation Warnings  Reykjavík Grapevine

Regulation of Post and Telecommunication (RPT) in Iceland has announced that they cannot guarantee timely evacuation messages in the event of an eruption ...


New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact  BBC News

Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there are signs of a looming volcanic eruption that could be one of the most powerful the country has ...


Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano moved to yellow alert  Iceland Monitor

Following tremors last night at Katla in South Iceland and a glacial river flood in Múlakvísl, the Icelandic Met Office has raised the status of the famous volcano on ...


Effects of Katla eruption would put current air travel chaos in the shade  Irish Times

OTHER VOLCANOES: SHOULD THE Icelandic volcano Katla erupt the resulting spread of ash from the eruption column could disrupt…


Stromboli volcano: Shocking webcam video shows moment 'massive bomb' erupts  Express.co.uk

ITALY'S Stromboli volcano erupted on Wednesday evening and killed one tourist – shocking webcam footage captures the moment molten lava explodes out of ...


Volcanologist unhappy about Sunday Times Katla report  Iceland Monitor

Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya is very unhappy about a Sunday Times article which appeared this weekend titled "Giant Iceland Katla about to erupt."


Piton de la Fournaise Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION STARTED AT 1230Z OBS VA DTG: 11/1400Z  VolcanoDiscovery

Piton de la Fournaise - La Reunion island volcano eruption news and updates / VolcanoDiscovery.


10 Gorgeous Active Volcanoes To See (If You Dare) | TheTravel  TheTravel

From Sicily's stunning Mount Etna to the wonderful White Island of New Zealand, here are our picks for the world's most irresistible active volcanoes!


Stromboli Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: EXPLOSIVE ERUPTION OCCURED AT 1448Z OBS VA DTG: 03/1700Z  VolcanoDiscovery

Following the series of this afternoon's large explosions at Stromboli Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued an alert of a volcanic ash cloud ...


Italy volcano: Etna and Stromboli burst into life as double eruption strikes Sicily  Express.co.uk

MOUNT Etna in Sicily has burst into life, releasing huge plumes of volcano ash into the sky - while erupting Stromboli caused lava flows and fires to break out.


Glaciers and volcanoes combine to release large amounts of methane  UPI News

Volcanoes and glaciers can combine to form a surprisingly robust source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.


Man Seriously Injured After Falling From Cliff Into Kilauea Volcano Caldera  Tech Times

A man fell from a cliff into the caldera of Mt. Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island. The man was rescued by park rangers, but he was seriously injured.


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 15 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (6 quakes between mag 0.3-1.8), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 1.8), Clear Lake (29 quakes between mag 0.4-2.0), Coso (7 ...


Volcanic Apocalypse Now: The Ever Present Risk Of Death  Reykjavík Grapevine

It is the stuff of nightmares—or movies starring Pierce Brosnan and Tommy Lee Jones—but it's also a reality people living in Iceland face: the ever present ...


Earthquake info : M4.5 earthquake on Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:45 UTC / Near Coast of Central Siberia, Russia -  VolcanoDiscovery

Date & time: Tuesday, 21 May 2019 03:45 UTC Magnitude: 4.5. Depth: 10.0 km. Epicenter latitude / longitude: 75.52°N / 110.54°E (Russia) Nearest volcano: ...


Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption  Iceland Monitor

There are no signs of Katla erupting,” says Sigríður Magnea Óskarsdóttir of the Iceland Met Office. A series of earthquakes occurred in Katla, one of Iceland's ...


Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga May Be Ready to Erupt  National Geographic

Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano system was racked by four large earthquakes at the end of October. The rumbles, reported as magnitudes 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7, ...


Sharp Series of Earthquakes in Katla Volcano  IcelandReview

A sharp series of earthquakes began shortly before 3 am last night in the northern Katla caldera below Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland with the first quake ...


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 22 Jul 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.3-1.1), Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.2), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.0), Cerro Prieto (1 ...


Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 18 Jan 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.1), Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Clear Lake (4 quakes between mag 1.2-2.1), Etna ...


Wry portrait of a force of nature  The Australian

Heida Asgeirsdottir — a mixture of an elongated elf and a valkyrie — is a force of nature. A former model turned sheep farmer, she tends a 500-strong flock ...


Events in Iceland explain years of famine in Europe’s Dark Ages  The Economist

IT SEEMED like a curse. The summer of 821 was wet, cold and yielded a poor harvest. Then winter came. Temperatures plunged. Blizzards smothered towns ...


The Volcanoes That Altered Art And Society  Science Friday

Volcanoes have a long and storied history of altering the course of art and human culture.


The Real Lava Experience: A Visit To Vík's Brand New Icelandic Lava Show  Reykjavík Grapevine

This September, almost 100 years after Katla's last eruption, a particularly volcanic piece of history is brought back to life. Fittingly located in the middle of the ...


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.1), Clear Lake (33 quakes between mag 0.5-1.8), Etna (1 quake mag 2.3), Golden Trout Creek (1 quake mag ...


Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: LAVA FLOW OBSERVED OVER SE CRATER OBS VA DTG: 30/0200Z  VolcanoDiscovery

Etna volcano news and eruption updates / VolcanoDiscovery.


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.1), Clear Lake (28 quakes between mag 0.2-2.2), Coso (28 quakes between mag 0.3-3.2), ...


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 3 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.6), Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.0), Baru (1 quake mag 3.1), Biliran (1 quake mag 2.2), Cabalian (3 ...


Earthquake info : M4.8 earthquake on Sunday, 26 May 2019 05:09 UTC / Bankura West Bengal (India) - 68 experience reports  VolcanoDiscovery

Date & time: Sunday, 26 May 2019 05:09 UTC Magnitude: 4.8. Depth: 10.0 km. Epicenter latitude / longitude: 23.3°N / 86.9°E (India) Nearest volcano: Lower ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 28 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.6), Bardarbunga (8 quakes between mag 0.1-1.5), Clear Lake (27 quakes between mag 0.4-2.2), Coso (1 quake ...


Piton de la Fournaise volcano (La Réunion Island): eruption continues, lava flows only 2 km from coastal road  VolcanoDiscovery

Piton de la Fournaise - La Reunion island volcano eruption news and updates / VolcanoDiscovery.









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