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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

Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano moved to yellow alert
Iceland Monitor
Following tremors at Katla in South Iceland and a glacial river flood in Múlakvísl, the Icelandic Met Office has raised the status of the famous volcano on its 'Aviation Colour Code Map for Icelandic Volcanic Systems' from green to yellow. An ...
Europe on ALERT: Earthquake rocks Iceland's biggest volcano as it prepares to BLOWDaily Star
Iceland: Massive Volcanic Eruption Said to be Imminent, Despite Reykjavik Slut WalkSanta monica Observed

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquake measuring 4.5 at Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano
Iceland Monitor
Katla is an active volcano underneath the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap. mbl.is/Sigurður Bogi Sævarsson. To top of today's series of earthquakes, a quake measuring 4.5 occurred at the mother of all volcanoes in Iceland, Katla tonight at around 10.30 pm ...



Iceland Monitor

No eruption : Alert code for Katla changed back to green
Iceland Monitor
No eruption on the cards for Katla, at least not for the time being. mbl.is/RAX. Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano has been moved from yellow back to green. This means that volcanic activity has subsided and that there are no signs of an impending ...



IcelandReview

Earthquake at Katla No Cause for Concern
IcelandReview
An earthquake at Katla volcano yesterday night does not indicate a pending volcanic eruption, RÚV reports. A series of quakes shook Katla just after 10 pm last night, the largest of which had a magnitude 4.5. Kristín Elíza Guðmundsdóttir, an expert in ...
Over 500 earthquakes in Reykjanes swarmIceland Monitor
Multiple large earthquakes on the Reykjanes Peninsula in IcelandIceNews

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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 ...



Iceland Monitor

Earthquake measuring 3.2 this morning in Reykjanes
Iceland Monitor
All quiet on the Southern front: Nothing happening at Katla and Múlakvísl. There are no news from Múlakvísl glacial river and the Katla volcano in Southern Iceland. No earthquakes were measured in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where Katla looms beneath, and ...



Iceland Monitor

Interrogation via Google Translate
Iceland Monitor
A French tourist was caught red-handed Monday night, fishing illegally by Glanni waterfall in Norðurá river. Fishing guard Magnús Fjelsted told local news site Skessuhorn that he had been made aware of the crime at around 10 p.m.. Magnús called the police.



IcelandReview

Biggest Earthquake Since 2015 Eruption
IcelandReview
An earthquake that occurred yesterday morning at Bárðarbunga volcano is the largest since its eruption in 2015, as reported by the Icelandic Met Office. Bárðarbunga is located underneath Vantajökull, Iceland's largest glacier. The earthquake occurred ...



IceNews

Contrary to popular belief, Iceland's volcanoes are relatively quiet right now
IceNews
Right now, four volcanic systems show signs of unrest and movement of magma deep down. They are Katla, Hekla, Grímsvötn and Bárðarbunga, well monitored but no one can really predict when an eruption might occur or how big it will turn out to be.”.



Reykjavík Grapevine

Volcanic Apocalypse Now: The Ever Present Risk Of Death
Reykjavík Grapevine
Katla, Öræfajökull, Hekla and Eyjafjallajökull are the volcanoes we should worry most about. Ágúst Gunnar Gylfason from the Department of Civil Protection and Emergency Management, says we should even be so wary of Hekla that people should avoid ...


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