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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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How to Keep Things Hot at Yellowstone and Katla: Just Add Water
Wired
Two volcanoes that get the interwebs all hot and bothered have made the news in the last week. First, Katla in Iceland produced some glacial flooding (jökulhlaups) that followed some earthquakes. Second, over at everyone's favorite caldera, Yellowstone ...



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 ...
Experts: Katla Not Erupting But Stay AwayReykjavík Grapevine
Small Glacial Outburst Flood in South IcelandIcelandReview

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Science Graphic of the Week: When a Volcano Erupts Under a Glacier You Get a ...
Wired
The jökulhlaup's cause was the explosion of the Katla volcano, whose caldera is buried underneath the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap in southern Iceland. Katla is one of Iceland's most active volcanoes, erupting roughly every 40 to 80 years, though smaller ...



Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jul 2014: Katla, Santiaguito, Fuego, Sakurajima ...
VolcanoDiscovery
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Activity seems to have been a bit higher today, as the report of INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory suggests. A moderate explosion was observed this morning, causing light ash fall towards the SW in the area of Finca El Rosario ...



IcelandReview

Gases Still Released by South Iceland Flood
IcelandReview
Minor earthquakes have been occurring near the surface of the caldera of the volcano Katla in Mýrdalsjökull but their frequency does not appear to be increasing. It is considered likely that the seismic activity is connected with the geothermal ...


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