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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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Iceland Magazine (press release)

Sleeping giant volcano Katla trembles: Sharp earthquake swarm in caldera
Iceland Magazine (press release)
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 for several months, following growing signs of activity in the past couple of years ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 20 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Katla (6 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6), Kilauea (8 quakes between mag 1.8-2.6), Kita-Iwo-jima (1 quake mag 5.0), Krísuvík (3 quakes between mag 0.4-1.3), Rinjani (3 quakes between mag 4.7-6.0), Ruapehu (2 quakes between mag 0.9-1.3), Steamboat ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 19 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 2.3), Clear Lake (14 quakes between mag 0.6-1.4), Eyafjallajökull (1 quake mag 1.5), Katla (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6), Kilauea (6 quakes between mag 1.8-2.6), Mount St. Helens (1 quake mag 1.1)



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Monday, 6 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Cerro Prieto (3 quakes between mag 1.8-2.7), Clear Lake (10 quakes between mag 0.6-1.6), Etna (6 quakes between mag 1.1-1.7), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.5-1.5), Kilauea (21 quakes between mag 1.7-2.6), Krísuvík (2 quakes ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Earthquake report world-wide for Sunday, 19 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 2.3), Clear Lake (14 quakes between mag 0.6-1.4), Eyafjallajökull (1 quake mag 1.5), Kaiserstuhl (1 quake mag 1.0), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.3-1.2), Kilauea (9 quakes between mag 1.7-2.8) ... [more].



Pulse Nigeria

The cities with the most fearsome volcanoes in the world
Pulse Nigeria
When it comes to volcanic activity in Iceland, there are plenty of options like Katla, Hekla and Baroarbunga. However, scientist warn that if Grímsvötn, or any of the other glacial volcanoes, erupt at full force, it could change the face of Iceland as ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 3 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (4 quakes between mag 0.3-1.5), Clear Lake (16 quakes between mag 0.6-2.4), Coso (9 quakes between mag 0.3-1.4), Hualalai (1 quake mag 1.9), Katla (6 quakes between mag 0.1-1.7), Kilauea (416 quakes between ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 9 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Clear Lake (7 quakes between mag 0.3-1.4), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.8-1.4), Don Joao de Castro Bank (1 quake mag 2.4), Furnas (1 quake mag 2.0), Grensdalur (4 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Katla (39 quakes between mag ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 12 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (2 quakes between mag 1.2-1.9), Etna (1 quake mag 1.9), Grensdalur (6 quakes between mag 0.1-1.0), Hrómundartindur (62 quakes between mag 0.1-1.7), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.5-1.1), Kilauea (4 quakes between ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 7 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Katla (8 quakes between mag 0.7-2.3), Kilauea (8 quakes between mag 1.7-2.2), Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (2 quakes between mag 1.3-1.8), Mauna Kea (1 quake mag 2.8), Recheschnoi (1 quake mag 1.2), Ruapehu (4 quakes between mag 0.6-1.1), ...


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