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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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Iceland Monitor

Yellow alert put up for Öræfajökull volcano
Iceland Monitor
Increased seismic activity has occured in the area in recent months, activity which has subsided in recent days. The volcano hasn't erupted since 1727. There are still no signs of an imminent eruption states an announcement from the Met Office. However ...



National Geographic

Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga May Be Ready to Erupt
National Geographic
The earthquakes are a telltale sign that pressure is building up in the Bárðarbunga volcano system, triggering an eruption down the line.
Iceland's Biggest Volcano Is Getting Ready to Erupt AgainGears Of Biz

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LADbible (blog)

Iceland's Biggest Volcano Is 'Clearly Preparing to Erupt', Expert Warns
LADbible (blog)
Einarsson previously warned in February that three other Icelandic volcanoes - Katla, Hekla and Grimsvön - are also threatening to erupt. While all four volcanoes are being closely monitored, whether any of them will erupt, when and to what extent is ...
Iceland Earthquakes Could Herald Enormous Volcanic EruptionThe Epoch Times
Could Icelandic volcano ash cloud cause more air travel chaos?Newburgh Gazette
Iceland's BIGGEST volcano 'ready to ERUPT' risking Europe disaster after earthquake swarmDaily Star

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Cosmos

The best wildlife photography of 2017 | Cosmos
Cosmos
A haunting image of a recently slain black rhino, a snap of marching spider crabs and a view of a bird stoking its incubatory oven have won at the 2017 Wildlife ...

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquake of magnitude 3 detected in North East Iceland
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of the magnitude 3.0 occurred in Öxarfjörður in North East Iceland at 05.49 this morning. The quake occurred some 12 miles west of Kópasker. Another quake measuring 2.2 was measured shortly after in the same area. Over 500 earthquakes ...



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 ...

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquake measuring 4,1 in Bárðarbunga detected
Iceland Monitor
No eruption : Alert code for Katla changed back to green. Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano has been moved from yellow back to green. This means that volcanic activity has subsided and that there are no signs of an impending eruption. © 2017 ...



IceNews

Earthquakes and tremors continue around notorious volcano Katla
IceNews
The past few days have seen a swarm of tremors around Katla volcano, but yesterday they reached over a 3 in magnitude or up to 3.6. According to reports quakes aren't always signs of looming eruptions although the seismic activity has been frequent of ...



Iceland Monitor

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption - Iceland Monitor
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 ...

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Iceland Monitor

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 ...
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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