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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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Katla Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ENDEX ENDEX ENDEX OBS VA DTG: 14/1310Z  VolcanoDiscovery

Katla volcano (Southern Iceland): news & activity updates / VolcanoDiscovery.


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 17 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.5-1.9), Clear Lake (11 quakes between mag 0.4-1.9), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.6), Etna (4 ...


Wry portrait of a force of nature  The Australian

Heida Asgeirsdottir — a mixture of an elongated elf and a valkyrie — is a force of nature. A former model turned sheep farmer, she tends a 500-strong flock ...


Earthquake report world-wide for Monday, 17 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Summary: 144 quakes M2+, 54 quakes M3+, 31 quakes M4+, 14 quakes M5+, 1 quake M6+ (244 total) This report is being updated every hour. Magnitude 2+: ...


Terrawatch: Katla volcano may erupt - but not just yet  The Guardian

Scientists are monitoring CO2 released by the Icelandic volcano, which may help predict an eruption more accurately.


No, the giant Katla volcano in Iceland isn't about to erupt  USA TODAY

Despite screaming headlines in the British tabloids and even the Sunday Times, there is no sign that Iceland's Katla volcano will erupt any time soon, scientists ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 15 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Clear Lake (31 quakes between mag 0.2-2.6), Coso (5 quakes between mag 0.5-1.3), Gareloi (1 quake mag 1.0), Kilauea (1 quake mag ...


Iceland volcano SHOCK: Katla volcano is releasing HUGE amounts of gas  Express.co.uk

HUGE amounts of potentially dangerous methane gas are being released from a glacier connected to Katla volcano - one of Iceland's most active volcanoes.


#Travel: Trekking up a glacier in Iceland  Hindustan Times

Myths come to life amid the black volcanic mountains, falling snow and clear blue ice.


Iceland’s Katla Volcano Is Not About to Erupt: Scientist Criticizes 'Shameful, Scaremongering' Article  Newsweek

Over the weekend, a stream of articles claiming that one of Iceland's largest active volcanoes was about to erupt were published. According to reports, the ...


New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would ...


10 Gorgeous Active Volcanoes To See (If You Dare)  TheTravel

From Sicily's stunning Mount Etna to the wonderful White Island of New Zealand, here are our picks for the world's most irresistible active volcanoes!


How fake news about Katla volcano eruption could put lives at risk  Business Standard

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded ...


Iceland volcano Katla set for 'huge eruption' which could eclipse 2010 ash cloud chaos  Birmingham Live

The Katla volcano, located in southern Iceland, has started to release carbon monoxide.


Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 13 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.9), Buzzard Creek (1 quake mag 1.0), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.8), Clear Lake (26 quakes ...


Exception or Rule? The Case of Katla, One of Iceland's Subglacial Volcanoes  GlacierHub

A recent study about Katla, a subglacial volcano in Iceland, revealed that despite previous assumptions, Katla emits CO2 at a globally significant level.


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 11 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Agung (2 quakes between mag 3.3-3.4), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 2.0), Clear Lake (86 quakes between mag 0.2-4.1), Hofsjökull ...


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 5 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Clear Lake (24 quakes between mag 0.4-1.8), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.9-2.9), Don Joao ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 28 May 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 1.7), Clear Lake (29 quakes between mag 0.1-2.7), Coso (8 quakes between mag 0.5-2.5), Dotsero (1 quake ...


Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story  Iceland Monitor

British newspaper The Sunday Times have apologized for their cover story of an imminent eruption in the Katla volcano in Iceland, a story that was factually ...


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 12 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.9), Clear Lake (21 quakes between mag 0.3-1.0), Coso (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.1), Grímsvötn (1 quake ...


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 3 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.6), Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.0), Baru (1 quake mag 3.1), Biliran (1 quake mag 2.2), Cabalian (3 ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 16 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (6 quakes between mag 0.3-1.8), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 1.8), Clear Lake (30 quakes between mag 0.4-2.0), Coso (7 ...


Volcano in Iceland Is One of the Largest Sources of Volcanic CO2  Eos

High-precision airborne measurements, in combination with atmospheric modeling, suggest that the Katla subglacial caldera may be one of the planet's biggest ...


We don't know one way or another if Katla is preparing to erupt, geophysicist argues  Iceland Magazine

It is too early to say whether the enormous CO2 emissions from the monster volcano Katla are an indication of an imminent eruption, a geophysicist at the ...


Earthquake report world-wide for Sunday, 9 Jun 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Summary: 146 quakes M2+, 71 quakes M3+, 20 quakes M4+, 3 quakes M5+ (240 total) Magnitude 2+: 146 earthquakes. Magnitude 3+: 71 earthquakes


October 12, 2018: A century has passed since last eruption in monster volcano Katla  Iceland Magazine

Today, October 12 2018, marks the 100 year anniversary of the beginning of the last eruption in the monster volcano Katla, one of Iceland's largest and most ...


14 Drop Dead Gorgeous Beaches for Your European Vacay  Thrillist

Some of the best European destinations are near the sea. Here are 14 beautiful beaches with incredible surf and seafood for your European...


Ice wide open: Traipsing around Iceland’s snow-capped mountains and its white fields is like landing inside a moonscape  The Indian Express

As we approach the Seljalandsfoss waterfall, the mountains loom larger and columns of mist arise from the fields. The caps of the mountains glisten like pearls, ...


Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 23 May 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 1.4), Askja (3 quakes between mag 0.4-1.1), Clear Lake (41 quakes between mag 0.1-2.4), Coso (8 quakes ...


Katla: Iceland's most notorious volcano is kept under close surveillance  Iceland Magazine

When Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted explosively in 2010, it shut down all aviation across the North Atlantic for one week. The dispersal of the ash cloud led to ...


Sleeping giant volcano Katla trembles: Sharp earthquake swarm in caldera  Iceland Magazine

Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland, which towers over the town of Vík, has been relatively calm and quiet ...


Hurricane Florence, Katla and the Mineral Cup: Geoscience 13-19 September 2018  Decoded Science

This week we look at two key connections between different parts of the Earth system -- how a hurricane appears on a seismogram, and how volcanoes ...


100 Years Since Katla’s Last Eruption—Iceland’s Most Feared Volcano is Long Overdue  Guide to Iceland Now

Situated under south Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull glacier, Katla is among the world's fiercest and most active volcanos. Of all the volcanoes in Iceland, this is the one ...


Volcanoes and glaciers combine as powerful methane producers  EurekAlert

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists have discovered. A study of Sólheimajökull ...


Cluster of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland's Katla Volcano  WIRED

Some of the largest earthquakes in almost 40 years rocked Katla overnight, but an eruption doesn't seem to be in the works soon.


New Icelandic volcanic threat to Irish air travel is fake news  IrishCentral

The potential eruption of Icelandic volcano Katla and its effect on Irish air travel is erroneously being likened to the 2010 eruption of other Icelandic volcano ...


Reports of a volcanic eruption in Iceland are fake news at its worst  Quartz

The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded ...


Iceland's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?  The Guardian

Terrawatch One of Iceland's largest volcanoes is in the habit of erupting every 50 years or so, but has been quiet since 1918. Now she is rumbling in her ...


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...


Katla Volcano, the Evil Sorceress | Folklore in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are enormous glaciers on Iceland's South Coast; they're thought to be sisters of one another. Mýrdalsjökull, however, covers ...


Earthquake Swarm at Iceland's Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to Yellow  WIRED

A new earthquake swarm at Iceland's Katla has become intense enough for officials to raise the alert status at the ice-capped volcano.


9-years since the Fimmvorduhals volcanic eruption  Guide to Iceland Now

On 20 March 2010, after months of heightened seismic activity, a volcanic eruption on the Fimmvörðuháls Pass opened a 500-metre fissure in the Southern ...


Is Katla crying wolf? Icelandic volcano's rumblings don't mean airspace chaos is imminent  The Conversation UK

There have been rumblings in Iceland recently. But given its position in the North Atlantic, this is perhaps no surprise. The location makes the country a notorious ...


Heard A Volcano Is About To Erupt? You Should Read This First  Forbes

Mt Agung going through an effusive type eruption on full moon night, here backlit by the setting moon and front lit by the first rays of the sunrise.


Volcanoes in Iceland | TRIVIA QUIZ  Guide to Iceland Now

Iceland is one of the most volcanically active countries on earth, its high level of activity a consequence of sitting upon a hotspot known as a deep mantle plume.


On the edge – is thrill-seeking tourism really worth the risk?  Geographical

New research reveals the dangers that thrill-seeking tourists are exposing themselves to, in the name of experiencing a live volcanic eruption.


Ring of Fire eruption 2019: Which Ring of Fire volcanoes will BLOW in 2019?  Express.co.uk

VOLCANIC activity was high in 2018 with dozens around the globe spewing ash, lava and toxic gases into the air. But which Ring of Fire volcanoes will erupt in ...


Volcano erupts in Indonesia days after devastating earthquake and tsunami  CNBC

A volcano erupted Wednesday on the same island in Indonesia where an earthquake and tsunami last week killed at least 1400 people.


Volcanologist unhappy about Sunday Times Katla report  Iceland Monitor

Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya is very unhappy about a Sunday Times article which appeared this weekend titled "Giant Iceland Katla about to erupt."


Authorities worry it will be impossible to warn travellers in time in case of Katla eruption  Iceland Magazine

Authorities fear it would be impossible to ensure that all travellers in the vicinity of the monster volcano Katla will receive emergency alerts in the case of an ...


Katla volcano (Iceland) - CURRENT ACTIVITY - Increasing number of earthquakes ?  VolcanoDiscovery

Over the past days, seismic activity under the large ice-covered volcano has increased. It seems likely that at least some of this activity is caused by injections of ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 26 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (4 quakes between mag 0.5-1.0), Brennisteinsfjöll (1 quake mag 1.1), Clear Lake (20 quakes between mag 0.2-2.7), Grensdalur (2 ...


Concentrations of sulfuric gas near Sólheimajökull in S. Iceland, poses threat  Iceland Magazine

Hikers and scientists have in recent days detected strong sulfuric smell emanating from Sólheimajökull glacier and around Jökulsá á Sólheimasandi river in ...


Icelandic Glacier And 'Gassy' Volcano Are Releasing A Surprising Amount Of Methane  IFLScience

One of Iceland's largest and most active volcanoes sits below a massive ice cap covering nearly 595 square kilometers (230 square miles) of the Arctic nati.


Earthquake in Iceland's Katla volcano  Iceland Monitor

An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland at 7:09 this morning. The earthquake originated in the west side of the volcano's ...


Iceland on high alert with volcano due to erupt  CBS News

When Katla erupts, it won't be fire but flood waters that will engulf the valley below it.


Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 18 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (2 quakes between mag 1.4-1.9), Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.8-1.6), Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.9-1.0), Coso ...


When will she blow? Iceland's vicious Katla volcano rumbles  Iceland Monitor

Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier around 4:00 AM this morning. Ten smaller earthquakes followed.


Over 2000 Tremors Recorded In Northeast Iceland In Less Than A Week  Reykjavík Grapevine

A seismic swarm has been ongoing in region of Öxarfjörður of northeast Iceland since at least last Saturday, and continues to rumble along.


Earthquakes and tremors continue around notorious volcano Katla  IceNews

The pass few days have seen a few tremors around Katla volcano, but yesterday they reached over a 3 in magnitude or up to 3.6.


9 years since Eyjafjallajökull eruption in Iceland  Guide to Iceland Now

Today marks the nine-year-anniversary of Eyjafjallajökull's mighty 2010 eruption, an explosion that created an ash plume so large that much of mainland ...


Glaciers and volcanoes combine to release large amounts of methane  UPI News

Volcanoes and glaciers can combine to form a surprisingly robust source of methane, a powerful greenhouse gas.


Volcano Watch: A Closer Look At Katla  Reykjavík Grapevine

Hvolsvöllur is a sleepy village in south Iceland, between Hella and Seljalandsfoss. It's a somewhat forgettable, blink-and-you'll-miss-it settlement of just a few ...


From the archives: Service interrupted: Ash cloud causes chaos  Australian Aviation

This story from the Australian Aviation archives is from June 2010, when Geoffrey Thomas wrote about the fallout from the disruption caused by the ash cloud ...


41,000 kg methane being released from this Icelandic glacier will change our future  India Today

Large amounts of the potent greenhouse gas methane are being released from an Icelandic glacier, scientists from Lancaster university have discovered.


The Real Lava Experience: A Visit To Vík's Brand New Icelandic Lava Show  Reykjavík Grapevine

This September, almost 100 years after Katla's last eruption, a particularly volcanic piece of history is brought back to life. Fittingly located in the middle of the ...


Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 16 Feb 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.4), Brennisteinsfjöll (4 quakes between mag 0.1-1.5), Clear Lake (9 quakes between mag ...


The Volcanoes That Altered Art And Society  Science Friday

Volcanoes have a long and storied history of altering the course of art and human culture.


One Icelandic glacier-volcano duo is emitting 20 times more methane than all other volcanoes in Europe  ZME Science

When glaciers fall to the dark side, methane happens.


Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 25 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.4), Cabalian (1 quake mag 2.8), Chaîne des Puys (1 quake mag 3.4), Clear Lake (23 quakes ...


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 ...


Increased Risk of Katla Eruption  IcelandReview

Travel *service* companies are encouraged to reinforce their contingency plans, due to an increased risk of eruption in Katla volcano, mbl.is reports. The South ...


Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling  ABC News

For people living in the tiny town of Vik, in the shadow of one of Iceland's biggest volcanoes, the threat of an long-overdue violent eruption is part of normal life.


Öræfajökull Volcano: Will It Or Won't It Erupt?  Reykjavík Grapevine

Speculation has been swirling about the glacier-covered volcano in southeast Iceland, but the activity of volcanoes is notoriously difficult to predict.


No, Iceland's volcano is not about to erupt, says country's Met Office  Telegraph.co.uk

The Icelandic Met Office has moved to quell fears that European air space is at risk from an imminent volcanic eruption. The country's weather forecasters ...


Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga May Be Ready to Erupt  National Geographic

Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano system was racked by four large earthquakes at the end of October. The rumbles, reported as magnitudes 3.9, 3.2, 4.7, and 4.7, ...


Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption  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 ...


Volcanic activity worldwide 12 May 2019: Fuego volcano, Karymsky, Shiveluch, Dukono, Agung, Reventad...  VolcanoDiscovery

Karymsky (Kamchatka): Explosive activity continues. Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Tokyo warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated ...


A massive volcanic eruption spurred Iceland to convert to Christianity  Quartz

Researchers have recently been able to piece together details that could help tell the story of how a massive volcanic eruption in 939 CE shifted culture and ...


Volcanic activity worldwide 21 Mar 2019: Stromboli volcano, Fuego, Bromo, Dukono, Reventador, Planch...  VolcanoDiscovery

Stromboli (Eolian Islands, Italy): (21 Mar) During the past weeks, activity has gradually decreased to the volcano's typical low to normal levels of activity.


Watching Katla: How Icelanders are planning for the next big volcanic eruption  National Post

By Egill Bjarnason. Sneeze next to the Katla volcano, goes the joke in this Icelandic village, and a seismologist in Reykjavik will analyze the disturbance.


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 ...


Guatemala volcano eruption: Ash plume blasted 1300m into air after 10 explosions AN HOUR  Express.co.uk

GUATEMALA's Volcano Fuego has sent boiling lava and ash almost two miles from its summit after it erupted 10 times every hour in a terrifying day of ...


Krakatau Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VONA STATE ERUPTION TO 500M ABOVE SUMMIT AT 17/2358Z.  VolcanoDiscovery

Krakatoa volcano news & eruption update (Indonesia > Sunda Strait) / VolcanoDiscovery.


Man Seriously Injured After Falling From Cliff Into Kilauea Volcano Caldera  Tech Times

A man fell from a cliff into the caldera of Mt. Kilauea on Hawaii's Big Island. The man was rescued by park rangers, but he was seriously injured.


Volcanic activity worldwide 1 May 2019: Etna volcano, Dukono, Reventador, Sakurajima, Planchón-Pete...  VolcanoDiscovery

Etna (Sicily, Italy): Volcanic Ash Advisory Center Toulouse (VAAC) issued the following report: STROMBOLIAN ACTIVITY OBS VA DTG:01/1400Z


Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 18 Jan 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.1), Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Clear Lake (4 quakes between mag 1.2-2.1), Etna ...


All of Iceland's major volcanoes showing unusually high levels of activity  Iceland Magazine

Growing seismic activity in the major volcanic systems of Iceland has put scientists and civil protection authorities on alert. While there are no signs of immediate ...


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 24 Apr 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.1), Clear Lake (33 quakes between mag 0.5-1.8), Etna (1 quake mag 2.3), Golden Trout Creek (1 quake mag ...


Icelandic Volcano Accused of Causing the Worst Year in History  Guide to Iceland Now

Harvard historian, Michael McCormick, asserts that the year 536 AD was the worst year to be alive in human history, and the catalyst for a century-long spell of ...


Krakatau Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: VONA FOR ERUPTION AT 16/1041Z.  VolcanoDiscovery

Krakatoa volcano news & eruption update (Indonesia > Sunda Strait) / VolcanoDiscovery.


Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 20 Mar 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.1), Clear Lake (28 quakes between mag 0.2-2.2), Coso (28 quakes between mag 0.3-3.2), ...


Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 13 Jan 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.5-1.3), Clear Lake (7 quakes between mag 0.8-1.8), Etna (11 quakes between mag 1.5-2.4), Grímsvötn ...


Why Iceland’s Tourism Boom May Finally Be Over  Skift

Tourism grew to one-third of Iceland's economy in 2015, boosting the country's dependency on the sector. But things are likely changing, and it's unclear what ...


Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 8 Jan 2019  VolcanoDiscovery

Quakes detected near: Askja (6 quakes between mag 0.5-1.2), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 1.8), Clear Lake (1 quake mag 1.0), Coso (2 quakes between mag ...


Biggest Earthquake in 27 Years by South Iceland’s Volcanic Surtsey Island  Guide to Iceland Now

Last night, a powerful earthquake hit the Isle of Surtsey, a part of the South Coast's Vestmannaeyjar islands. The 3.4 magnitude quake struck at 1.42 AM.


Öræfajökull Glacier Volcano Rumbling  Guide to Iceland Now

Several earthquakes have been recorded at Bárðarbunga on the Öræfajökull glacier volcano in the last few days. On Oct. 1, two quakes were recorded.


Earthquake info : M3.8 earthquake on Fri, 12 Apr 07:50:20 UTC / Java, Indonesia -  VolcanoDiscovery

Date & time: Fri, 12 Apr 07:50:20 UTC Magnitude: 3.8. Depth: 43.0 km. Epicenter latitude / longitude: 8.54°S / 108.37°E (Indonesia) Nearest volcano: ...


Events in Iceland explain years of famine in Europe’s Dark Ages  The Economist

IT SEEMED like a curse. The summer of 821 was wet, cold and yielded a poor harvest. Then winter came. Temperatures plunged. Blizzards smothered towns ...









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