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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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12 Volcanoes Around the World That Could Erupt At Any Time | The Weather Channel
The Weather Channel
Photograph of Katla volcano erupting through Mýrdalsjökull ice cap in 1918. This eruption deposited a huge volume of tephra on the ice cap and surrounding landscape, and unleashed a catastrophic flood of melted water and sediment over Mýrdalssandur.



IcelandReview

Tourist Defecation Problem Resurfaces
IcelandReview
... this issue has been brought to light. Around this time last year, guide Kristín Ólöf Steinþórsdóttir, reported encountering feces and toilet paper strewn all over the ground while escorting a tour group to Laufskálavarða, near the volcano Katla in ...



Wired

How to Keep Things Hot at Yellowstone and Katla: Just Add Water
Wired
First, Katla in Iceland produced some glacial flooding (jökulhlaups) that followed some earthquakes. Second, over at everyone's favorite caldera, Yellowstone, there has been a lot of buzz over roads melting due to heat from the volcano. Now, as odd as ...



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 ...
Chances of Eruption Increasing at Iceland VolcanoYahoo News
Is a different Icelandic volcano about to act up?Ars Technica
Bardarbunga: The word on every Icelander's lips, as small quakes rock IcelandTech Times
Scientific American
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Colorado Public Radio

'Island on Fire:' the volcano the world can't afford to forget
Colorado Public Radio
As if that weren't enough, the volcano Katla erupted in the autumn of 1755, destroying much of the pastureland with ash fall and floodwaters. The weather improved slightly thereafter, but a smallpox outbreak ravaged the country in 1760, followed by ...



New Icelandic volcano eruption could have global impact
BBC News
Hundreds of metres under one of Iceland's largest glaciers there are signs of a looming volcanic eruption that could be one of the most powerful the country has seen in almost a century. Mighty Katla, with its 10km (6.2 mile) crater, has the potential ...
Iceland volcano Katla sparks global disaster fearsNEWS.com.au
Iceland trying to calm Katla volcano eruption fears in international mediaIceNews
Katla Volcano Eruption Fears Played Down by Icelandic Scientists and Tourism ...International Business Times
Huffington Post UK -Telegraph.co.uk
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Iceland's Eyjafjallajökull volcano is nothing to 'Angry Sister' Katla
Christian Science Monitor
While Eyjafjallavökull is virtually anonymous in Icelandic lore, Katla is one of the "Angry Sisters" along its even-more active twin, Hekla. The 1918 eruption was the last major eruption of Katla – a volcano that has erupted twice a century, on average ...

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Telegraph.co.uk

Iceland volcano: and you thought the last eruption was bad...
Telegraph.co.uk
Last July, a flood of water burst from beneath the ice cap on top of Katla, washing away a bridge. This indicates that an extra pulse of heat reached the base of the ice. Since then, there have been erratic movements of the surface of the volcano ...

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Iceland's Katla Volcano Monitored After Seismic Activity Increases
Huffington Post
REYKJAVIK, Iceland — A surge of small earthquakes has been reported around Iceland's Katla volcano, but scientists said Tuesday there is no immediate concern that the increased seismic activity will trigger a dangerous eruption. Although earthquakes ...
Iceland's Volcano Katla under Close ObservationIcelandReview
Iceland Keeps Eye On Katla Volcano After TremorsRedOrbit
Seismic swarm at Iceland's KatlaBig Think (blog)

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Still Uncertain Whether Katla Volcano Erupted
IcelandReview
Scientists went on expeditions to the site of the glacial flooding by Mýrdalsjökull glacier in south Iceland last weekend to learn more about the circumstances and take samples of gas and water to determine whether the sub-glacial volcano Katla erupted.
Iceland Katla volcano showed some signs of activity the last 24 hours.Earthquake Report
Small jokulhlaup at Katla in IcelandBig Think

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