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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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IFLScience

Is Iceland's Katla Volcano Really About To Erupt?
IFLScience
You might have heard that Katla, an Icelandic volcano, is about to erupt and shut down European airspace in a way that would make the Eyjafjallajökull event in 2010 seem like nothing more than a bonfire. The funny thing is that none of this is true.
Iceland volcano news: scientists react over claims Katla is set to eruptEvening Standard
Iceland's Katla Volcano Is Not About to Erupt: Scientist Criticizes 'Shameful, Scaremongering' ArticleNewsweek
Iceland volcano eruption: Will Icelandic volcano Katla erupt after 'imminent' warning?Express.co.uk
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Iceland Magazine (press release)

New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption
Iceland Magazine (press release)
Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would dwarf the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, scientists have warned. The volcano is long ...
Katla Volcano Shows Signs of ActivityGuide to Iceland Now

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Iceland Magazine (press release)

We don't know one way or another if Katla is preparing to erupt, geophysicist argues
Iceland Magazine (press release)
It is too early to say whether the enormous CO2 emissions from the monster volcano Katla are an indication of an imminent eruption, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland argues. It is possible the emissions are normal for the volcano and ...
This ice-covered Icelandic volcano may emit more carbon dioxide than all of the country's other volcanoes combinedScience Magazine

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Giant Iceland volcano Katla 'about to erupt'
The Times
Ilyinskaya and her fellow scientists — whose report was published last week in the journal Geophysical Research Letters — found that Katla was releasing between 12 and 24 kilotons of carbon dioxide every day. Only two other volcanoes in the world are ...



Iceland Magazine (press release)

Katla: Iceland's most notorious volcano is kept under close surveillance
Iceland Magazine (press release)
A new report by British scientists highlights the immediate risk for a large portion of northern Europe from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ash cloud from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull shut down all aviation across the North Atlantic for ...



Nigerian Bulletin

Icelandic volcano Katla is 'about to erupt' on devastating scale – Mail Online
Nigerian Bulletin
A giant and 'highly hazardous' volcano in Iceland is showing signs that it could erupt on a scale that dwarfs the explosion that disrupted worldwide air travel eight years ago. Scientists have warned that Katla, a close neighbour to Eyjafjallajokull ...



Decoded Science

Hurricane Florence, Katla and the Mineral Cup: Geoscience 13-19 September 2018
Decoded Science
Exactly how much of each of these gases is produced annually is unclear, and that's why a new report into Iceland's Katla volcano may prove to be very significant indeed for our understanding of volcanic contributions to the atmosphere. “…estimates of ...



Iceland Magazine (press release)

Authorities worry it will be impossible to warn travellers in time in case of Katla eruption
Iceland Magazine (press release)
Authorities fear it would be impossible to ensure that all travellers in the vicinity of the monster volcano Katla will receive emergency alerts in the case of an eruption. Travellers could have as little as 15 minutes to get to safety in the case of ...



Catastrophe awaits: Iceland volcano Katla showing signs of imminent eruption
Infosurhoy
Katla, a giant volcano in Iceland is apparently showing signs of an imminent eruption. This volcano is a close neighbour to Eyjafjallajokull which erupted in 2010 causing disruptions in worldwide air travel. As Katla's cone is hidden beneath a gigantic ...



Guide to Iceland Now

Folklore: Katla Volcano, the Evil Sorceress
Guide to Iceland Now
Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are enormous glaciers on Iceland's South Coast; they're thought to be sisters of one another. Mýrdalsjökull, however, covers one of Iceland's largest and most active volcanoes, Katla. Icelanders fear Katla for both ...


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