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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's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?
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 ...
Katla volcano calm over the weekend – Crisis Coordination Centre to meet again today
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the volcano remain closed
All Calm And Quiet At Katla
Katla volcano: Eruption alert level cancelled
The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland have cancelled the Civil Protection Uncertainty level due to a possible eruption in the Katla caldera underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.
Earthquake Swarm at Iceland's Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to Yellow
Earlier this summer, Iceland's Katla caused a bit of a buzz when it had a moderate earthquake swarm. At the time, the Icelandic Meteorological Office chalked it up to typical summer seismicity at the ice-capped volcano and added that no tremor (a sure ...
Flight alert raised over Iceland 'seismic swarm'
Katla Volcano Continues to Tremble
Iceland raises flight alert after Katla volcano was rocked by two earthquakes
Seismic Activity in Katla Volcano
The source of the quake was the south side of the Katla volcano caldera, which is under the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The area is being monitored day in and day out by the Icelandic Met Office. There was less seismic activity in Mýrdalsjökull ...
Katla volcano hit by third earthquake amid mounting eruption fears
Last month's earthquakes – in the northern part of the volcano – were also the largest to hit it since 1977, according to the Review. The Icelandic Met Office, which has played down eruption fears, is reportedly monitoring the Katla area day in and day ...
Katla Teases Us Once Again
Europe ALERT: Fears of huge earthquake or volcanic eruption after RISE in seismic activity
... activity could trigger volcanic eruptions. An evacuation strategy is being put in place for Italy's Mount Vesuvius which is due to blow, while small tremors around Iceland's Katla volcano and Tenerife's Teide have exacerbated fears the two are ...
Monster volcano Katla keeps clearing her throat, a large earthquake hit yesterday
A magnitude 3.9 earthquake struck in Katla, the large sub-glacial volcano, at 13.31 (1.31 pm) yestarday, followed by a few aftershocks. However, there are no signs of volcanic tremors according to the Icelandic Met Office (IMO). Katla is located under ...
Katla Gives Pilots Green Light
The Aviation Color Code for Katla volcano, which was changed to yellow last week due to a series of earthquakes, has been changed back to green. That means that the recent series of earthquakes is over and there are no indications an eruption is imminent.
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What A Crazy Weekend for Volcanoes, Huh?
It was a busy weekend for a number of volcanoes across the planet, but the one we were all watching decided to take a breather: Iceland. After an intense earthquake swarm last week, Katla calmed down significantly. The earthquakes nearly ceased at the ...
Tenerife slams 'irresponsible panic' amid Teide volcano eruption fears
The country's weather forecasters poured cold water on “inaccurate news in recent days” about “seismic unrest” at the Katla volcano on the island and said it wanted to clarify that the ice-covered volcano was experiencing a usual “period of summertime ...