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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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Toronto Star

As tourism booms, Iceland waits for its next volcanic eruption
Toronto Star
So the prospect of a new eruption brings a mix of trepidation and anticipation. “We are kind of waiting for it,” said Thordis Olafsdottir, who runs the tourist office in Vik, a village at the base of Katla, a volcano that recently began rumbling after ...

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In volcanic Iceland, eruptions bring risk, and tourism boom | National ...
National Post
Iceland is home to 32 active volcanic sites and its history is punctuated with eruptions, some of them catastrophic.

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Stuff.co.nz

Iceland eruptions bring tourism boom
Stuff.co.nz
On a busy day it attracts hundreds of visitors who come to see the stark black sand beach, where jagged columns of basalt rock rise from the sea, and to hike up the Myrdalsjokull glacier, under which the volcano lies, invisible but rumbling. Katla is ...

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The Guardian

Iceland's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?
The Guardian
Recent media reports have suggested that the Icelandic volcano Katla may be poised to blow, following two large earthquakes near to the volcano this summer. Katla's last eruption, in 1918, produced five times more ash than its neighbouring volcano ...
Katla volcano calm over the weekend - Crisis Coordination Centre to ...IceNews
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the ...Iceland Magazine
All Calm And Quiet At Katla - The Reykjavik GrapevineReykjavík Grapevine

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Daily Mail

Iceland's Katla volcano feared to erupt as DOUBLE earthquake hits
Daily Mail
Gudmundsson says 'people have been waiting for an eruption for 50 years.' Named after an evil troll, Katla typically awakens every 80 years or so and last erupted in 1918. Iceland, in the remote North Atlantic, is a volcanic hotspot often hit by ...
Cluster of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland's Katla VolcanoWIRED
Largest Quakes to Hit Katla Volcano in DecadesIcelandReview
Katla Volcano Iceland: Biggest Quakes Recorded In 40 Years Could Signal Impending Massive Eruption [Video]The Inquisitr
Evening Standard -Mirror.co.uk -International Business Times UK
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WIRED

Earthquake Swarm at Iceland's Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to Yellow
WIRED
Earlier this summer, Iceland's Katla caused a bit of a buzz when it had a moderate earthquake swarm. At the time, the Icelandic Meteorological Office chalked it up to typical summer seismicity at the ice-capped volcano and added that no tremor (a sure ...
Flight alert raised over Iceland 'seismic swarm'Sky News
Iceland raises flight alert after Katla volcano was rocked by two earthquakesMirror.co.uk
The colour code for Katla volcano raised to yellow — a new and powerful earthquake swarm hit at noonIceland Magazine
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VolcanoDiscovery

Dukono volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: CONTINUOUS VA EMISSIONS TO FL090.
VolcanoDiscovery
The activity of the volcano continues to be intense with little changes during the past months. Near continuous ash emissions producing plumes that drift around Halmahera at 2-3 km altitude are regularly being reported by the Volcanic Ash Advisory ...



IcelandReview

Today is Sovereignty Day | Iceland Review
IcelandReview
Today, December 1, is Iceland's Sovereignty Day. This day in 1918, the country was declared a free and sovereign state, after being under Danish rule.

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IcelandReview

Iceland Met Issues Report on Katla Volcano
IcelandReview
Katla can be one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes. Earthquake activity in Katla this summer has provoked interest and fear that an eruption might be imminent. Iceland Met does not think so and has issued a report explaining why. The partly ice ...

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Iceland Monitor

Katla volcano: Eruption alert level cancelled
Iceland Monitor
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland have cancelled the Civil Protection Uncertainty level due to a possible eruption in the Katla caldera underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.


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