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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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Volcano House in Iceland
Deutsche Welle
Volcano House in Iceland. Architect Íva Rut Viðarsdóttir has built her dream house - very close to the still active volcano Katla. She commutes from the capital, Reykjavik, to her home that emphasizes natural light and expansive views. 0:00:00|0:00:00.

Ontake-san volcano (Japan): large explosion kills at least 1 person, several ...
The volcano is a popular hiking destination and at the time of the eruption, about 150-200 people were on the volcano. A temple near ... The last known (and first historic) magmatic eruption on the volcano was between Oct 1979 and April 1980. Small ...

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