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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

Continuing seismic activity in Katla volcano
Iceland Monitor
As previously reported, scientists now believe that there's a greater likelihood for an eruption in Katla. Tour operators are stepping up their response plans. "There's certainly been unrest in Katla in previous years but this is turning into the most ...



Express.co.uk

Is another ash cloud about to cause travel chaos? FOUR of Iceland's volcanoes are on the brink of erupting
Daily Mail
The volcanoes in question are Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga and Grímsvötn – three of which have already erupted in the last 20 years. The warning follows the 2010's explosive eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which caused more than 10 million ...
FOUR Icelandic volcanoes set to blow risking giant ash cloud unleashing travel HELLExpress.co.uk
Iceland Volcanoes On The Verge Of EruptioniTech Post
FOUR powerful volcanoes threatening millions of lives in Europe 'could blow any minute'Daily Star

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Iceland Monitor

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. It originated in the middle of the caldera underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Scientists believe that the increased seismic activity over the last months ...

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IceNews

Unrest in Katla volcano prompts caution – Authorities worry about tourists in the area
IceNews
The National Commissioner of Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland are keeping a close watch on the recent seismic unrest in Katla volcano, situated under the Myrdalsjokull icecap, according to a Visir report. The constant and ...
Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jan 2017: Fuego volcano, Colima, Turrialba, Sinabung, Sabancaya, KatlaVolcanoDiscovery

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Iceland Monitor

Four of Iceland's main volcanoes all preparing for eruption
Iceland Monitor
According to geophysicist Páll Einarsson, four of Iceland's volcanoes are showing increased amounts of activity in preparation for another eruption. Katla is the most active that it's ever been in four decades. "Katla has been unrestful since this ...

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Iceland Monitor

Iceland tour operators step up contingency plans due to possible Katla eruption
Iceland Monitor
Tour operators in Icelaand have been urged by Icelandic authorities to step up their contingency plans in the event of an eruption of the Katla volcano which scientists now believe likely. Increased odds of a Katla eruption. Chief of Police in South ...
Increased Risk of Katla EruptionIcelandReview

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Flickering Myth (blog)

Baltasar Kormakur developing dystopian volcano drama Katla
Flickering Myth (blog)
Katla will take place in a near future where the volcano “has been erupting for two years, causing damage, health hazards, alarming mutations and strange events. A large-scale crisis breaks out and brings together scientists from abroad who converge on ...



Tech Times

Iceland On Alert, Several Volcanoes Show Unusual Activity Levels ...
Tech Times
Unusual activity levels in Iceland's four major volcanoes has put the country on alert. Out of all the volcanoes, geophysicists reveal that Bárðarbunga and Katla ...

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Sputnik International

On Alert: Several Major Iceland Volcanoes Rumbling With High Activity Levels
Sputnik International
Over the last few months, the Katla volcano, located under the Mýrdalsjökull glacier, has been particularly active following a string of large earthquakes in the area. Iceland Magazine reports that the latest was a 4.3 magnitude last Thursday. “Katla ...



Reykjavík Grapevine

“Greater Than Usual” Chance Of Katla Eruption
Reykjavík Grapevine
Amongst these indications have been an unusual amount of large tremors at and around Katla since last August. Three quakes measuring greater than 4 on the Richter scale, and several over 3, have been measured at the volcano over this period of time.


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