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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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GlacierHub

Iceland's Öræfajökull Volcano, Buried Under Glacier, Shows Signs of Activity
GlacierHub
He added, “What can be said with certainty is that the presence of a heat source beneath the ice-filled caldera of this volcano is highly unusual. No subsidence bowl in the ice of this caldera has been recorded in the past few centuries.” Cauldrons are ...

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Bali's Mount Agung volcano finally erupts after months of rumbling and evacuations
Herald Sun
AFTER months of rumbles, Bali's Mount Agung volcano finally erupted this week, spewing ash and steam up to 800m into the air. The volcano erupted two months after initial seismic activity prompted authorities to raise the alert to the highest level ...

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Sputnik International

Alert as Iceland's Largest Volcano Awakes After 290 Years of Dormancy
Sputnik International
... a major earthquake on October 3. Since then, increased biothermic activity has caused ice to melt and form lakes around the volcano. The melting water reported reeks of sulfur, which might be yet another token of the activity. "Even in the last few ...

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IcelandReview

Possible Katla Eruption in 2011
IcelandReview
Geologist Páll Einarsson believes that the volcano Katla could have already erupted in 2011, causing the flood that swept Múlakvísl bridge away. Vísir reports. The last time Katla was known to have erupted was in 1918, an eruption that lasted 24 days ...

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Reykjavík Grapevine

The Öræfajökull Volcano: What It Is, And What's Going On
Reykjavík Grapevine
In an extensive overview of the volcano posted by Kjarninn, they point out that while Katla may have captured international attention, Öræfajökull is no slouch, either. It is, in fact, the largest volcano in Iceland and the second largest in Europe ...

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CTV News

Iceland fears dormant volcano may be waking up
CTV News
ORAEFI, Iceland -- At the summit of one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, a 72-foot (22-metre) depression in the snow is the only visible sign of an alarming development. The Oraefajokull volcano, dormant since its last eruption in 1727-1728, has ...

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Iceland Monitor

Yellow alert put up for Öræfajökull volcano
Iceland Monitor
Subsidence of Öræfajökull ice cauldron slowing down. Scientists have studied new photographs of Öræfajökull taken yesterday and their findings show that the subsidence of the new ice cauldron is slowing down which points to good news; that the ...



New York Post

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 a summer of increased seismic activity at Katla, Icelanders are obsessing over the smallest ...
Watching Katla: Icelanders plan for next volcanic eruptionMinneapolis Star Tribune

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Iceland Monitor

Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano moved to yellow alert
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of the magnitude of 3 occurred in the Katla caldera at 00:48 last night followed by a series of smaller tremors. The seismic unrest could be connected to the glacial river flood and not connected to a possible eruption at all but the ...
Europe on ALERT: Earthquake rocks Iceland's biggest volcano as it prepares to BLOWDaily Star
Iceland: Massive Volcanic Eruption Said to be Imminent, Despite Reykjavik Slut WalkSanta monica Observed

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Toronto Star

Iceland's new Lava Centre lets you feel volcanoes, earthquakes
Toronto Star
I also love the collection of different types of lava rocks which visitors can touch, and the room with floor-to-ceiling screens depicting Iceland's different volcanoes. When I stand on a floor panel and point at a certain one, information about its ...


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