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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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IceNews

Earthquakes and tremors continue around notorious volcano Katla
IceNews
The past few days have seen a swarm of tremors around Katla volcano, but yesterday they reached over a 3 in magnitude or up to 3.6. According to reports quakes aren't always signs of looming eruptions although the seismic activity has been frequent of ...



Iceland Monitor

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption - Iceland Monitor
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 ...

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Iceland Magazine

Why the constant earthquakes? Iceland is slowly being torn apart
Iceland Magazine
They don't affect daily life except when they might be a sign of an impending eruption, as happened this autumn when an earthquake swarm hit the huge Katla sub-glacial volcano, and police evacuated and closed access to nearby travel destinations.



The Guardian

Iceland's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?
The Guardian
Recent media reports have suggested that the Icelandic volcano Katla may be poised to blow, following two large earthquakes near to the volcano this summer. Katla's last eruption, in 1918, produced five times more ash than its neighbouring volcano ...
Icelandic volcano WARNING: Experts increase alert to YELLOW ...Express.co.uk
Police Keep Tourists Away from KatlaIcelandReview
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the ...Iceland Magazine
Reykjavík Grapevine -Iceland Monitor
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Daily Star

FOUR of Iceland's volcanos are on the brink of erupting | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Pall Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland has warned that Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga (pictured) and Grímsvötn, could all soon erupt.
Four Iceland volcanoes are preperaing to erupt | Daily StarDaily Star
See the storm hitting Iceland "live" - Iceland MonitorIceland Monitor
Iceland Volcanoes On The Verge Of Eruption : Science : iTech PostiTech Post

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ABC Online

Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling
ABC Online
Katla is covered by Iceland's fourth largest glacier, and in places the ice is hundreds of metres thick. It's one of the country's most feared volcanoes. When it last erupted in 1918, it extended Iceland's south coast by up to five kilometres and the ...



IcelandReview

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption | Iceland Review
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 ...

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IceNews

Unrest in Katla volcano prompts caution – Authorities worry about ...
IceNews
Keeping a close watch on the recent seismic unrest in Katla volcano, situated under the Myrdalsjokull icecap, concern for tourists' safety.

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IceNews

Lava Centre in Iceland opens with thrilling and dramatic exhibition
IceNews
The Lava Centre is perfectly situated beneath three well known volcanoes: Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and Katla. Many people recognize the name Eyjafjallajökull since it shut down most flights in Europe in 2010. But not everyone knows that Katla has the ...



Iceland Monitor

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano - Iceland ...
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 ...

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