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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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BBC News

Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption
BBC News
Even though volcanic eruptions have had terrible consequences through the ages, Icelanders love their volcanoes. They name their daughters after them, like Hekla and Katla. They respect them. There's just something majestic about volcanoes, like having ...

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Decoded Science

Japan's Fatal Ontake Eruption: Volcanic Hazards and Prediction
Decoded Science
Added to that, not all volcanoes behave in the some way – Iceland's Katla, for example, is notorious for the very short period of activity before eruptions — sometimes less than an hour — which makes it hazardous for hikers. But Katla is regularly ...

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Decoded Science

What Are Jökulhlaups? Glacial Flash Floods Release Meltwater
Decoded Science
Similarly, a survey Bird conducted in a popular tourist area near the Katla volcano found a level of complacency among the tourist population. While all of those surveyed knew that the area was volcanically active, there was a significant lack of ...



Volcanic activity worldwide 29 Aug 2014: Bardarbunga volcano, Poas, Rabaul ...
VolcanoDiscovery
Bardarbunga (Iceland): Two aerial pictures released by the Icelandic Civil Protection showing the eruptive fissure, the spatter ramparts that formed there as well as the new lava flows. The eruption which lasted only a few hours probably set a record ...

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Eruption of love
New Zealand Listener
In the past month, thousands of earthquakes beneath icy volcanoes have generated spectacular plumes, millions of YouTube views and warnings of disruptions like those from the tongue-twisting Eyjafjallajökull eruptions in 2010. “Even though volcanic ...



White Island volcano (New Zealand): increased earthquakes
VolcanoDiscovery
White Island remains in a state of volcanic unrest. A range of eruptive activity can occur under these conditions and eruptions can start with little or no prior warning. Larger eruptions can eject mud and rocks and may impact the crater floor area ...

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