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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 Magazine (press release)

New study confirms monster volcano Katla is charging up for an eruption
Iceland Magazine (press release)
Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier, is busy filling its magma chambers, new research confirms. An eruption in Katla would dwarf the 2010 Eyjafjallajökull eruption, scientists have warned. The volcano is long ...
Katla Volcano Shows Signs of ActivityGuide to Iceland Now

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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 ...



Iceland Magazine (press release)

Katla: Iceland's most notorious volcano is kept under close surveillance
Iceland Magazine (press release)
A new report by British scientists highlights the immediate risk for a large portion of northern Europe from a volcanic eruption in Iceland. The ash cloud from the 2010 eruption in Eyjafjallajökull shut down all aviation across the North Atlantic for ...



Guide to Iceland Now

Folklore: Katla Volcano, the Evil Sorceress
Guide to Iceland Now
Eyjafjallajökull and Mýrdalsjökull are enormous glaciers on Iceland's South Coast; they're thought to be sisters of one another. Mýrdalsjökull, however, covers one of Iceland's largest and most active volcanoes, Katla. Icelanders fear Katla for both ...



Iceland Magazine (press release)

Authorities worry it will be impossible to warn travellers in time in case of Katla eruption
Iceland Magazine (press release)
Authorities fear it would be impossible to ensure that all travellers in the vicinity of the monster volcano Katla will receive emergency alerts in the case of an eruption. Travellers could have as little as 15 minutes to get to safety in the case of ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 1 Sep 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Katla (4 quakes between mag 0.2-2.0), Kilauea (7 quakes between mag 1.8-2.7), Kverkfjöll (3 quakes between mag 0.4-1.4), Mammoth Mountain (3 quakes between mag 0.9-1.6), Mauna Loa (1 quake mag 2.0), Öraefajökull (8 quakes between mag 0.2-1.9) ...



Knowledge@Wharton

How Iceland Dealt with a Volcanic Financial Meltdown
Knowledge@Wharton
Those who venture closer discover that the work – a creation of artist Ragna Robertsdottir – is fashioned from tiny fragments of volcanic rock and ash from Mt. Katla, long considered one of Iceland's most ferocious volcanoes. The mural offers a glimpse ...



Reykjavík Grapevine

The Real Lava Experience: A Visit To Vík's Brand New Icelandic Lava Show
Reykjavík Grapevine
This September, almost 100 years after Katla's last eruption, a particularly volcanic piece of history is brought back to life. Fittingly located in the middle of the Katla UNESCO geopark in the town of Vík, The Icelandic Lava Show pours forth the ...



Business Insider

The 10 most important things in the world right now
Business Insider
The practice, which is especially common in China, has reportedly launched an internal investigation within the company. 10. A volcano in Iceland may be preparing to erupt. Katla, a giant volcano hidden beneath the ice caps of the Mýrdalsjökull glacier ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 29 Aug 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Katla (4 quakes between mag 0.1-2.3), Kilauea (4 quakes between mag 1.9-2.3), Kverkfjöll (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.1), Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (1 quake mag 1.3), Reporoa (1 quake mag 1.2), Ruapehu (2 quakes between mag 0.4-1.7), Spurr (3 quakes ...


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