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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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New York Post

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 a summer of increased seismic activity at Katla, Icelanders are obsessing over the smallest ...

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National Post

Watching Katla: How Icelanders are planning for the next big ...
National Post
Katla last erupted in 1918. Never before in recorded history, dating back to the 12th century, have 99 years passed without an eruption from the volcano.
Icelanders plan for next volcanic eruption - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe

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Newsday

Tourist-booming Iceland prepares for volcanic eruption | Newsday
Newsday
The lure of Iceland's rugged beauty has turned sleepy little Vik into a bustling hub for travelers. The town now has more than 1600 hotel.

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IcelandReview

Swarm of earthquakes in Bárðarbunga
Iceland Monitor
The Bárðarbunga volcanic system has been highly active in the Holocene with at least 26 eruptions in the last 11 centuries. The last eruption took place in 1910 CE. The Bárðarbunga system lies on the Eastern Volcanic Zone and is about 190 km long and ...
Series Of Quakes Near Active VolcanoIcelandReview

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IcelandReview

Geothermal Heat Forms Giant Holes in Glacier
IcelandReview
This is near the Bárðarbunga area, which had a volcanic eruption between 2014 and 2015. According to geologist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson, the entire Bárðabunga landscape changed after the eruption, with increased geothermal heat that has melted ...

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Iceland Monitor

Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano moved to yellow alert
Iceland Monitor
Following tremors 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 its 'Aviation Colour Code Map for Icelandic Volcanic Systems' from green to yellow. An ...
Europe on ALERT: Earthquake rocks Iceland's biggest volcano as it prepares to BLOWDaily Star
Iceland: Massive Volcanic Eruption Said to be Imminent, Despite Reykjavik Slut WalkSanta monica Observed

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption
Iceland Monitor
She points out that earthquakes like this are not unusual this time of year. There are often earthquakes in Katla over the summer, though no one is sure what exactly the reason might be. One of the theories is it connected to the glacier on top of the ...

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Iceland Monitor

No eruption : Alert code for Katla changed back to green
Iceland Monitor
No eruption : Alert code for Katla changed back to green. No eruption on the cards for Katla, at least not for the time being. mbl.is/RAX. Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano has been moved from yellow back to green. This means that volcanic ...



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

Earthquake measuring 4.5 at Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano
Iceland Monitor
Katla is an active volcano underneath the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. mbl.is/Sigurður Bogi Sævarsson. To top of today's series of earthquakes, a quake measuring 4.5 occurred at the mother of all volcanoes in Iceland, Katla tonight at around 10.30 pm ...


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