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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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USA TODAY

No, the giant Katla volcano in Iceland isn't about to erupt
USA TODAY
Despite screaming headlines in the British tabloids and even the normally staid Sunday Times, there is no sign that Iceland's Katla volcano will erupt any time soon, scientists say. The wild headlines warned that the "Icelandic giant is about to erupt ...
Geophysical Research Letters - Wiley Online LibraryWiley Online Library
Katla volcano eruption: Scientists warn huge Iceland volcano is about to erupt, and it could even dwarf 2010 ash cloudEvening Standard
Mýrdalsjökull Then and Now - NASA Earth ObservatoryNASA Earth Observatory

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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 eruption 'could cause global disruption' with ash cloud similar to 2010, scientists warnThe Independent
Katla volcano eruption: Scientists warn huge Iceland volcano is about to erupt, and it could even dwarf 2010 ash cloudEvening Standard
Iceland volcano eruption 'IMMINENT' Katla volcano threatens colossal ASH CLOUD over EuropeExpress.co.uk
Newsweek -NEWS.com.au -The Sun -AGU Publications - Wiley
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Business Standard

How fake news about Katla volcano eruption could put lives at risk
Business Standard
The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded across the continent. More recently, the volcano's bigger sister and neighbour, Katla, has also ...

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Birmingham Live

Iceland volcano Katla set for 'huge eruption' which could eclipse 2010 ash cloud chaos
Birmingham Live
Back then, the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull, to the west of Katla, created a giant ash cloud that made headlines across the world and brought most European air travel to a halt. Birmingham Airport was closed along with Heathrow and Gatwick airports ...
Iceland volcano Katla threatening to erupt would 'dwarf' 2010 ash cloud, experts warnChronicleLive
Huge Icelandic volcano Katla set to blow - and it will be bigger than 2010 eruptionBristol Live
Iceland volcano eruption concerns, scientists disagreeIceNews
Daily Post North Wales -Gloucestershire Live -WalesOnline
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Iceland Monitor

Sunday Times apologize for Katla eruption story
Iceland Monitor
British newspaper The Sunday Times have apologized for their cover story of an imminent eruption in the Katla volcano in Iceland, a story that was factually incorrect. Volcanologist Evgenia Ilyinskaya who was interviewed in the story was misquoted and ...



Quartz

Reports that an Icelandic volcano is “ready to blow” are fake news at its most dangerous
Quartz
The Icelandic volcano Eyjafjallajökull made worldwide headlines in 2010 when it erupted ash that was blown towards Europe, so that air traffic was grounded across the continent. More recently, the volcano's bigger sister and neighbour, Katla, has also ...



Reykjavík Grapevine

Oh Yeah! 100 Years Ago Today, Iceland's Katla Erupted
Reykjavík Grapevine
Published October 12, 2018. It's time to celebrate. To be fair, it's always time to celebrate. But today it's time to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the last major eruption of Iceland's beloved Katla, a volcano in the south that somehow always ...
October 12, 2018: A century has passed since last eruption in monster volcano KatlaIceland Magazine (press release)
'Fake news' about volcanic eruptions could put lives at riskThe Conversation UK

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Nature.com

The hidden talent of a dangerous Icelandic volcano
Nature.com
The Katla volcano, which last erupted in 1918, lies buried beneath a glacier. During research flights near Katla in 2016 and 2017, Evgenia Ilyinskaya at the University of Leeds, UK, and her colleagues detected an invisible gas plume rich in carbon dioxide.



USA TODAY

Volcano erupts in Indonesia days after devastating earthquake and tsunami
USA TODAY
More: No, the giant Katla volcano in Iceland isn't about to erupt. In addition to the growing death toll, hundreds of people were severely injured in Friday's disasters. With many roads blocked and key communication lines and infrastructure destroyed ...

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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 ...


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