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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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Hawaii and Guatemala aren't the only tourist destinations with active volcanoes
MarketWatch
... allow the Oraefajokull, Iceland's largest active volcano, to warm and eventually erupt. Katla, another large volcano, has historically erupted following volcanic events at Eyjafjallajökull. Last year, seismic activity near the volcano prompted an ...

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VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 10 Jun 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.0), Cabalian (3 quakes between mag 2.8-3.6), Clear Lake (9 quakes between mag 0.4-2.2), Fourpeaked (1 quake mag 1.9), Grímsnes (2 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6), Katla (5 quakes between mag 0.1-2.4)



Express.co.uk

Volcano WARNING: THESE volcanoes are most 'OVERDUE' for eruption and pose greatest threat
Express.co.uk
Yet Mr Edwards expressed his concern about Etna in Sicily, Veniaminof in Alaska, Klyuchevskoy in Russia, Villarrica and Llaima in Chile, and Katla and Hekla in Iceland. He said: "These are all snow/ice-covered volcanoes that have a reasonable ...

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Gizmodo

Which Volcanoes Are Most Overdue for Eruption?
Gizmodo
The volcanoes at the top of Edwards' personal watch list include Katla and Hekla in Iceland, Villarrica and Llaima in Chile, Klyuchevskoy in Russia, Veniaminof in Alaska, and Etna in Sicily. “These are all snow/ice-covered volcanoes that have a ...

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VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Thursday, 14 Jun 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Katla (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.1), Kilauea (414 quakes between mag 0.8-5.3), Krísuvík (1 quake mag 1.7), Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (1 quake mag 1.2), Makiling (1 quake mag 3.0), Mauna Loa (1 quake mag 2.3), Salton Buttes (4 quakes between mag ...



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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VolcanoDiscovery

Earthquake report world-wide for Monday, 11 Jun 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (1 quake mag 2.0), Cabalian (3 quakes between mag 2.8-3.6), Clear Lake (9 quakes between mag 0.4-2.2), Fourpeaked (1 quake mag 1.9), Grímsnes (2 quakes between mag 0.3-1.6), Katla (5 quakes between mag 0.1-2.4) .

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5 Volcanoes That Could Erupt In Our Lifetime
Tremont Herald
Katla last erupted 99 years ago in 1918. Eight of the last ten eruptions took place between September and November. The glacial ice is what is worrying the locals regarding a potential eruption. If an explosion occurred, the ice covering the volcano ...



National Post

Watching Katla: How Icelanders are planning for the next big volcanic eruption
National Post
By Egill Bjarnason. 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 ...
Icelanders plan for next volcanic eruptionThe Boston Globe

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VolcanoDiscovery

Earthquake report world-wide for Saturday, 2 Jun 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Akyarlar (4 quakes between mag 1.4-1.8), Brennisteinsfjöll (7 quakes between mag 0.1-1.6), Clear Lake (19 quakes between mag 0.4-2.1), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Kilauea (328 quakes between mag 0.7-4.5), Laguna ...

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