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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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Daily Star

Flight CHAOS looms for Brits as volcano ready to BLOW into ash cloud hell
Daily Star
"Earthquake activity is increasing in Katla," the author behind website Iceland Volcano Reports, Jon Frimann, told us. "This suggests an eruption might happen in the next few weeks to months. "There is no way to know for sure (however) when a volcano ...



Phys.Org

Tree rings pinpoint eruption of Icelandic volcano to half a century ...
Phys.Org
An international group of researchers has dated a large volcanic eruption in Iceland to within a few months. The eruption, which is the oldest volcanic eruption to ...
Tree rings help scientists pinpoint date of volcanic eruption in ...Newsline

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The Economist

Events in Iceland explain years of famine in Europe's Dark Ages
The Economist
Yet it was not God that wrought this destruction, according to Ulf Büntgen of the University of Cambridge, but rather a volcano now called Katla, on what was then an unknown island, now called Iceland. At the moment Katla, one of Iceland's largest ...



ScienceBlog.com (blog)

Tree rings pinpoint eruption of Icelandic volcano to half a century before human settlement
ScienceBlog.com (blog)
The team, which included volcanologists, climatologists, geographers and historians among others, used a combination of scientific and historical evidence to pinpoint the eruption date of the Katla volcano between late 822 CE and early 823 CE, decades ...



Iceland Magazine

Scientists precisely date catastrophic eruption through a prehistoric Icelandic forest
Iceland Magazine
Tree rings from a prehistoric forest recently uncovered in Iceland has helped scientists to more accurately date a large volcanic eruption in Mount Katla decades before humans permanently settled the island. The eruption in Katla in the 9th century is ...



CTV News

Iceland, the open-air Hollywood studio | Lifestyle from CTV News
CTV News
Crystal clear ice caves, glacial lakes, spewing volcanoes and crashing waterfalls framed by dark lava columns: Iceland's breathtaking landscapes have become ...

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
There are no signs of Katla erupting,” says Sigríður Magnea Óskarsdóttir of the Iceland Met Office. A series of earthquakes occurred in Katla, one of Iceland's ...

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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 ...
Icelandic volcano WARNING: Experts increase alert to YELLOW ...Express.co.uk
Katla volcano calm over the weekend - Crisis Coordination Centre to ...IceNews
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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 ...



Daily Star

FOUR of Iceland's volcanos are on the brink of erupting | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Pall Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland has warned that Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga (pictured) and Grímsvötn, could all soon erupt.
Four Iceland volcanoes are preperaing to erupt | Daily StarDaily Star
Iceland Volcanoes On The Verge Of Eruption : Science : iTech PostiTech Post

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