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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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Iceland Monitor

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption
Iceland Monitor
She points out that earthquakes like this are not unusual this time of year. There are often earthquakes in Katla over the summer, though no one is sure what exactly the reason might be. One of the theories is it connected to the glacier on top of the ...

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IceNews

Earthquakes and tremors continue around notorious volcano Katla
IceNews
The past few days have seen a swarm of tremors around Katla volcano, but yesterday they reached over a 3 in magnitude or up to 3.6. According to reports quakes aren't always signs of looming eruptions although the seismic activity has been frequent of ...



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 ...
Police Keep Tourists Away from KatlaIcelandReview
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the volcano remain closedIceland Magazine
Roads close due to Katla eruption warningIceland Monitor

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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

Is another ash cloud about to cause travel chaos? FOUR of Iceland's volcanoes are on the brink of erupting
Daily Mail
The volcanoes in question are Katla, Hekla, Bárðarbunga and Grímsvötn – three of which have already erupted in the last 20 years. The warning follows the 2010's explosive eruption of Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull, which caused more than 10 million ...
FOUR powerful volcanoes threatening millions of lives in Europe 'could blow any minute'Daily Star
Iceland Volcanoes On The Verge Of EruptioniTech Post

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IceNews

Lava Centre in Iceland opens with thrilling and dramatic exhibition
IceNews
The Lava Centre is perfectly situated beneath three well known volcanoes: Eyjafjallajökull, Hekla and Katla. Many people recognize the name Eyjafjallajökull since it shut down most flights in Europe in 2010. But not everyone knows that Katla has the ...



IcelandReview

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption
IcelandReview
Travel service companies are encouraged to reinforce their contingency plans, due to an increased risk of eruption in Katla volcano, mbl.is reports. The South Iceland Police Department has met with representatives of parties in the tourism service in ...

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IceNews

Unrest in Katla volcano prompts caution – Authorities worry about tourists in the area
IceNews
The National Commissioner of Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland are keeping a close watch on the recent seismic unrest in Katla volcano, situated under the Myrdalsjokull icecap, according to a Visir report. The constant and ...

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Iceland Monitor

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. It originated in the middle of the caldera underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Scientists believe that the increased seismic activity over the last months ...

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IcelandReview

Katla Volcano Continues to Tremble
IcelandReview
Seismic activity in Katla volcano, South Iceland, continues. No less than 200 tremors have registered there in the past 24 hours, Vísir reports. Three quakes in excess of magnitude 3 hit the volcano overnight, the largest one at 4:41 am, of magnitude 3.7.
The colour code for Katla volcano raised to yellow — a new and powerful earthquake swarm hit at noonIceland Magazine
Flight alert raised in Iceland after 'seismic swarm' hits Katla volcanoSky News
Iceland's Katla volcano moved up to yellow alertIceland Monitor
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