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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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Globalnews.ca

Iceland volcano continues to rumble, still threat of eruption
Globalnews.ca
One of the more threatening volcanoes in Iceland is Katla, a large volcano just east of Eyjafjallajokull. It has a history of erupting about twice every 100 years. Its last eruption was in 1913. For Pedersen, Bardarbunga presents an opportunity to ...
Bardarbunga: The word on every Icelander's lips, as small quakes rock IcelandTech Times
Chances of Eruption Increasing at Iceland VolcanoYahoo News
Is a different Icelandic volcano about to act up?Ars Technica

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IcelandReview

Viewing Platform Built at Ófærufoss Waterfall
IcelandReview
The platform is scheduled to be completed by the end of the summer. Forty km (24 miles) long, Eldgjá is massive, up to 200 meters (656 feet) deep and 600 meters wide. Eldgjá is believed to belong to the same volcanic system as Katla, as stated on south.is.


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