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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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IcelandReview

Will Katla Volcano Erupt?
IcelandReview
One of the most feared volcano is Katla in southern Iceland. Yesterday we reported on increased seismic activity in Katla. Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, South Iceland, shortly before 4 am this ...



Iceland Monitor

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. Katla is one of Iceland's largest volcanoes, and with twenty eruptions being documented since the ...



IcelandReview

Scientists Follow Katla Volcano Closely
IcelandReview
The water level of glacial river Múlakvísl has risen in line with increased seismic activity in volcano Katla, which lies under Mýrdalsjökull icecap in South Iceland. Scientists are monitoring developments in the volcano closely. Geophysicist Páll ...



IcelandReview

Increased Seismic Activity in Katla Continues, No Signs of Eruption ...
IcelandReview
Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, South Iceland, shortly before 4 am this morning. Around ten ...

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Iceland Monitor

Iceland minkes in danger of straying into hunting zones - Iceland ...
Iceland Monitor
Visitors to Reykjavik peeping round the back of the city's iconic Harpa building earlier this month might have caught sight of a new vessel – the R/V Song of the ...

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VolcanoDiscovery

Moderate mag. 5.6 earthquake - Off Coast of Southern Chile on Wednesday, 27 July 2016
VolcanoDiscovery
Infos + news about volcanic activity in Iceland: Hekla, Katla, Krafla, Askja, Eyafjallajökull, Heimaey, Surtsey are famous names of active volcanoes, but there are many more in Iceland. You Might Also Like. 1 Odd Trick "Ends" Tinnitus - Try This Tonight.

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Iceland Monitor

Tourists refunded at campsite because of drunk, noisy Icelanders
Iceland Monitor
Iceland's vicious Katla volcano rumbles. Two earthquakes of magnitude 3.2 occurred in the Katla caldera in Mýrdalsjökull glacier around 4:00 AM this morning. Ten smaller earthquakes followed. The Icelandic State has no problem with the sign, which is ...



Iceland Magazine

Hekla volcano still attracting hikers though it could erupt at any moment
Iceland Magazine
It's one of Iceland's most notorious volcanoes and scientists have been anticipating it to erupt at any given moment for quite a few years now. Nevertheless Mt. Hekla is a still drawing a steady daily traffic of hikers. And we can understand why. The ...



Huffington Post

Planning a week in Iceland ?
Huffington Post
The family leaves me to the planning and boy are they in for a treat this trip - Iceland is like being inside a book of adventures! Where else can you see geysers and hot spring areas, majestic glaciers, dormant volcanoes, a zillion powerful waterfalls ...



IcelandReview

Earthquake Hits Major Volcano Site | Iceland Review
IcelandReview
There was a major earthquake on the northern edge of the Bárðarbunga volcanic craters at around midnight last night.

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