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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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International Business Times UK

Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap: Iceland's Katla Volcano 'Due a Big Eruption'
International Business Times UK
A volcano sitting beneath Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is due for a "big" eruption, Nasa has said. Satellite images showing Mýrdalsjökull reveal the ice cap has shrunk dramatically over the last 30 years, and experts believe this is a result of ...



Wired

How to Keep Things Hot at Yellowstone and Katla: Just Add Water
Wired
First, Katla in Iceland produced some glacial flooding (jökulhlaups) that followed some earthquakes. Second, over at everyone's favorite caldera, Yellowstone, there has been a lot of buzz over roads melting due to heat from the volcano. Now, as odd as ...



Globalnews.ca

Iceland volcano continues to rumble, still threat of eruption
Globalnews.ca
One of the more threatening volcanoes in Iceland is Katla, a large volcano just east of Eyjafjallajokull. It has a history of erupting about twice every 100 years. Its last eruption was in 1913. For Pedersen, Bardarbunga presents an opportunity to ...
Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano: Europe could soon be under another giant ash ...Deutsche Welle
Is a different Icelandic volcano about to act up?Ars Technica
Is Iceland's next volcanic eruption about to happen?The Conversation UK
LiveScience.com -Tech Times
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IcelandReview

Katla volcano update: increased earthquake activity, uncertainty level declared
VolcanoDiscovery
Earthquakes have been more frequent recently under the volcano recently. Most of them were small (below mag. 3) and shallow events. It is unknown whether these relate to magmatic movements inside the volcano, increased hydrothermal activity or are ...
Small Glacial Outburst Flood in South IcelandIcelandReview
Experts: Katla Not Erupting But Stay AwayReykjavík Grapevine

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Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jul 2014: Katla, Santiaguito, Fuego, Sakurajima ...
VolcanoDiscovery
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Activity seems to have been a bit higher today, as the report of INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory suggests. A moderate explosion was observed this morning, causing light ash fall towards the SW in the area of Finca El Rosario ...



RedOrbit

Katla Volcano
RedOrbit
Katla Volcano, also known simply as Katla, is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southern Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,961 feet and encompasses an area of 230 square miles, making it one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland. Its ...



The Conversation UK

Volcano eruptions in Alaska could cause trans-Atlantic chaos for airlines
The Conversation UK
Looking back through history one can see that 2010 was by no means unique. The Icelandic volcanoes Katla and Hekla, for example, produced large ash plumes in 1947 and 1918, but both were modest by comparison with the massive Asjka eruption of 1875 ...

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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 seen in almost a century. Mighty Katla, with its 10km (6.2 mile) crater, has the potential ...
Iceland volcano Katla sparks global disaster fearsNEWS.com.au
Iceland trying to calm Katla volcano eruption fears in international mediaIceNews
Katla Volcano Eruption Fears Played Down by Icelandic Scientists and Tourism ...International Business Times
Huffington Post UK -Easy Destination Blog (blog)
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Iceland volcano Katla ready to erupt and cause air traffic chaos
Mirror.co.uk
Brooding over rugged moss-covered hills on Iceland's southern edge, Katla is a much bigger beast than the nearby Eyjafjallajokul volcano, which blasted ash all over Europe for several weeks in an eruption that local scientist Pall Einarsson describes ...
The ash cloud returns: Rumbling Icelandic volcano Katla will be WORSE than ...Daily Mail
Iceland's Katla Volcano Is Getting RestlessHuffington Post
Iceland's Katla Volcano Eruption Imminent: Could Surpass Last Year's EruptionInternational Business Times AU
Telegraph.co.uk -International Business Times -Wall Street Newscast
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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano is nothing to 'Angry Sister' Katla
Christian Science Monitor
While Eyjafjallavökull is virtually anonymous in Icelandic lore, Katla is one of the "Angry Sisters" along its even-more active twin, Hekla. The 1918 eruption was the last major eruption of Katla – a volcano that has erupted twice a century, on average ...

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