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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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ABC Online

Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling
ABC Online
Katla is covered by Iceland's fourth largest glacier, and in places the ice is hundreds of metres thick. It's one of the country's most feared volcanoes. When it last erupted in 1918, it extended Iceland's south coast by up to five kilometres and the ...



Reykjavík Grapevine

Can't Guarantee Volcano Evacuation Warnings
Reykjavík Grapevine
In the event of an eruption at Katla volcano, an emergency text message is sent to residents in the surrounding area, prompting people to evacuate. However, the RPT worry that as some residents will only have around fifteen minutes to evacuate, that ...



Iceland Monitor

Hekla shows signs of eruption - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
Hekla looking innocent with a cover of snow. Recent measurements indicate that it could blow at any moment. mbl.is/Sigurður Bogi Sævarsson.
70th Anniversary of 1947 Hekla Eruption | Iceland ReviewIcelandReview

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Daily Star

Flight CHAOS looms for Brits as Iceland volcanoes 'WAKE UP' and ...
Daily Star
Four Icelandic volcanoes are “waking up” and could blow at “any moment”, sparking a repeat of 2010's flight chaos.
Flight chaos threat for Brits as experts fear four of Iceland's - The SunThe Sun

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Reykjavík Grapevine

News In Brief: Eurovision, Capital Controls and the Sigmundur ...
Reykjavík Grapevine
The top story of the past two weeks is without a doubt the lifting of the last of the capital controls that Iceland put in place in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

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The Guardian

Iceland's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?
The Guardian
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 ...IceNews
Police Keep Tourists Away from KatlaIcelandReview
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the ...Iceland Magazine
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IcelandReview

Katla Volcano Continues to Tremble
IcelandReview
Seismic activity in Katla volcano, South Iceland, continues. No less than 200 tremors have registered there in the past 24 hours, Vísir reports. Three quakes in excess of magnitude 3 hit the volcano overnight, the largest one at 4:41 am, of magnitude 3.7.
Iceland raises flight alert after Katla volcano was rocked by two earthquakesMirror.co.uk
The colour code for Katla volcano raised to yellow — a new and powerful earthquake swarm hit at noonIceland Magazine
Iceland's Katla volcano moved up to yellow alertIceland Monitor
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Iceland Monitor

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano - Iceland ...
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. It originated in the middle of the caldera underneath Mýrdalsjökull ...

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IceNews

Unrest in Katla volcano prompts caution – Authorities worry about ...
IceNews
Keeping a close watch on the recent seismic unrest in Katla volcano, situated under the Myrdalsjokull icecap, concern for tourists' safety.
Volcanic activity worldwide 28 Jan 2017: Fuego volcano, Colima ...VolcanoDiscovery

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquake in Iceland's Katla volcano - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland at 7:09 this morning. The earthquake originated in the west side of the volcano's ...
A new earthquake in the volcano Katla. No signs of eruption - IceNewsIceNews

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