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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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International Business Times UK

Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap: Iceland's Katla Volcano 'Due a Big Eruption'
International Business Times UK
A volcano sitting beneath Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is due for a "big" eruption, Nasa has said. Satellite images showing Mýrdalsjökull reveal the ice cap has shrunk dramatically over the last 30 years, and experts believe this is a result of ...



Globalnews.ca

Iceland volcano continues to rumble, still threat of eruption
Globalnews.ca
One of the more threatening volcanoes in Iceland is Katla, a large volcano just east of Eyjafjallajokull. It has a history of erupting about twice every 100 years. Its last eruption was in 1913. For Pedersen, Bardarbunga presents an opportunity to ...
Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano: Europe could soon be under another giant ash ...Deutsche Welle
Chances of Eruption Increasing at Iceland VolcanoLiveScience.com
Bardarbunga: The word on every Icelander's lips, as small quakes rock IcelandTech Times
The Conversation UK -Ars Technica
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Wired

How to Keep Things Hot at Yellowstone and Katla: Just Add Water
Wired
First, Katla in Iceland produced some glacial flooding (jökulhlaups) that followed some earthquakes. Second, over at everyone's favorite caldera, Yellowstone, there has been a lot of buzz over roads melting due to heat from the volcano. Now, as odd as ...



IcelandReview

Katla volcano update: increased earthquake activity, uncertainty level declared
VolcanoDiscovery
Earthquakes have been more frequent recently under the volcano recently. Most of them were small (below mag. 3) and shallow events. It is unknown whether these relate to magmatic movements inside the volcano, increased hydrothermal activity or are ...
Small Glacial Outburst Flood in South IcelandIcelandReview
Experts: Katla Not Erupting But Stay AwayReykjavík Grapevine

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Colorado Public Radio

'Island on Fire:' the volcano the world can't afford to forget
Colorado Public Radio
As if that weren't enough, the volcano Katla erupted in the autumn of 1755, destroying much of the pastureland with ash fall and floodwaters. The weather improved slightly thereafter, but a smallpox outbreak ravaged the country in 1760, followed by ...



New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact
BBC News
Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there are signs of a looming volcanic eruption that could be one of the most powerful the country has seen in almost a century. Mighty Katla, with its 10km (6.2 mile) crater, has the potential ...
Iceland volcano Katla sparks global disaster fearsNEWS.com.au
Iceland trying to calm Katla volcano eruption fears in international mediaIceNews
Katla Volcano Eruption Fears Played Down by Icelandic Scientists and Tourism ...International Business Times
Huffington Post UK -Telegraph.co.uk
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RedOrbit

Katla Volcano
RedOrbit
Katla Volcano, also known simply as Katla, is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southern Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,961 feet and encompasses an area of 230 square miles, making it one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland. Its ...



Telegraph.co.uk

Iceland volcano: and you thought the last eruption was bad...
Telegraph.co.uk
Last July, a flood of water burst from beneath the ice cap on top of Katla, washing away a bridge. This indicates that an extra pulse of heat reached the base of the ice. Since then, there have been erratic movements of the surface of the volcano ...

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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano is nothing to 'Angry Sister' Katla
Christian Science Monitor
While Eyjafjallavökull is virtually anonymous in Icelandic lore, Katla is one of the "Angry Sisters" along its even-more active twin, Hekla. The 1918 eruption was the last major eruption of Katla – a volcano that has erupted twice a century, on average ...

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The ash cloud returns: Rumbling Icelandic volcano Katla will be WORSE than ...
Daily Mail
Seismologists are nervously watching rumblings beneath Katla, a volcano on the southern edge of the north Atlantic island nation, which could mean an eruption is imminent. Katla is a much bigger volcano than nearby Eyjafjallajokul, the 2010 eruption of ...
Iceland volcano Katla ready to erupt and cause air traffic chaosMirror.co.uk
Iceland's Katla Volcano Is Getting RestlessHuffington Post
Iceland Volcano Katla Sparks Fears of Travel ChaosInternational Business Times
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