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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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Baltasar Kormakur takes 'The Oath' to Cannes
Screen International
... without XYZ Films. Following his success with TV series Trapped, he has prepared a pilot script for Katla, about Iceland's largest active volcano. Kormakur's Vikings Vikingr is in development at Universal, with whom he most recently collaborated on ...


Katla Quakes Stop
The swarm of earthquakes under the infamous Katla volcano, which had been worrying scientists this week, appears to have all but stopped. No earthquakes at all were measured in the area overnight, while the night before saw a quake of magnitude 3.3, ...

Drones Help Predict The Next Volcanic Eruption
Sky News
Katla is one of the country's most active and dangerous volcanoes, covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Researchers are watching it very closely because it has the potential to be more damaging than the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which brought Europe ...

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Light mag. 4.9 earthquake - Off Coast of Jalisco, Mexico on Saturday, 7 May 2016
Try our new app!: Volcanoes & Earthquakes - our new free App for Android shows the latest earthquakes and active volcanoes on a map and as list, as well as volcano news from all the world. You can filter the data shown in various ways, e.g. by ...

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12 Volcanoes Around the World That Could Erupt At Any Time | The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
Photograph of Katla volcano erupting through Mýrdalsjökull ice cap in 1918. This eruption deposited a huge volume of tephra on the ice cap and surrounding landscape, and unleashed a catastrophic flood of melted water and sediment over Mýrdalssandur.

Reykjavík Grapevine

Katla volcano update: increased earthquake activity, uncertainty level declared
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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Earthquake Hits Major Volcano Site
There was a major earthquake on the northern edge of the Bárðarbunga volcanic craters at around midnight last night. The quake measured 4.2 on the Richter scale and is therefore the largest quake to have hit the famous volcano since it stopped erupting ...

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Iceland volcano: eruption 'could just be rehearsal' for worse ash chaos if Katla blows
And several miles below the 2,000 ft thick ice field, the magna chambers of a volcano that has some 10 times the power of Eyjafjallajökull are long "overdue" an eruption after an unprecedented 92 years of inactivity. Fuelling those concerns concerns ...
Iceland volcano: Northern Lights appear above ash plumeDaily Mail
What We Know From the Icelandic VolcanoSmithsonian
Icelandic volcano spotlights need for global disaster risk reduction plans – UN officialUN News Centre
Stuff.co.nz -Modern Ghana
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BBC News

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 ...
Katla Volcano Eruption Fears Played Down by Icelandic Scientists and Tourism OfficialsInternational Business Times
Iceland volanco eruption could affect global environmentTelegraph.co.uk
Katla volcano threatens eruption capable of disrupting air trafficHerald Sun
Huffington Post UK
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Keep an Eye Out for These Volcanoes in 2016
As we enter the new year, I tend to get a lot of questions about what volcanoes might be the ones to watch in the coming year. Answering is a difficult task, because volcanic unrest can spring up quickly. Trying to prognosticate about which volcanoes ...

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