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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

Earthquake in Iceland's Katla volcano
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland at 7:09 this morning. The earthquake originated in the west side of the volcano's caldera, underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Katla is one of Iceland's largest and ...
A new earthquake in the volcano Katla. No signs of eruptionIceNews

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Reykjavík Grapevine

Quake Recorded Near Katla This Morning
Reykjavík Grapevine
Katla is a powerful volcano and we should never forget that,” he said. “However, there is nothing in this recent series of events that indicates especially that volcanic activity or an eruption is imminent. People ask, when will Katla erupt? My ...



Iceland Monitor

Earthquake in Bárðarbunga this morning - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of the magnitude 3.3 originating in the South East Bárðarbunga cauldera was measured this morning at 11:10.

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Condé Nast Traveler

The Iceland Volcano and Earthquake Center Is 'Not For the Faint of Heart'
Condé Nast Traveler
A a 360-degree viewing platform that overlooks the volcanoes of Katla, Hekla, and Eyjafjallajökull, which erupted in 2010 and resulted in the continent's largest air-traffic shut-down since World War II; "literally" feeling the power beneath your feet ...



IcelandReview

Islanders Prepare for Tidal Wave from Katla Eruption
IcelandReview
A tidal wave may hit Vestmannaeyjar archipelago off South Iceland, in case a volcanic eruption in Katla causes a flash flood from Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The scenario was discussed at a meeting in Vestmannaeyjar on Wednesday evening. Vestmannaeyjar ...



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 ...
Icelandic volcano WARNING: Experts increase alert to YELLOW ...Express.co.uk
Katla volcano calm over the weekend - Crisis Coordination Centre to ...IceNews
LATEST Katla update: “Seismic episode over” - Iceland MonitorIceland Monitor
IcelandReview -Reykjavík Grapevine -Iceland Magazine
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CTV News

Mexico's Colima volcano spews ash, vapour a mile into the air
CTV News
MEXICO CITY -- Mexico's Colima Volcano has sent three eruptions in the space of a few hours, spewing ash and vapour more than a mile into the air. The civil defence office of that western state of Jalisco says the three eruptions occurred Sunday morning.

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IcelandReview

Katla Volcano Tests New Equipment
IcelandReview
An earthquake of magnitude 3.4 registered in Katla volcano at 1:41 pm yesterday, according to the Icelandic Met Office. No aftershocks have occurred. Late in November, a group of scientists replaced a number of meters on the edge of the volcano's caldera.



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.
Flight alert raised over Iceland 'seismic swarm'Sky News
Earthquake Swarm at Iceland's Katla Volcano Raises Alert Status to YellowWIRED
Iceland raises flight alert after Katla volcano was rocked by two earthquakesMirror.co.uk
Iceland Monitor -Iceland Magazine -RT
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IcelandReview

Largest Quakes to Hit Katla Volcano in Decades
IcelandReview
Two earthquakes of magnitude 4.6 and 4.5 hit Katla volcano in Mýrdalsjökull glacier last night, followed by a series of aftershocks. These are the largest quakes to hit Katla since 1977, when a 5.1 earthquake was measured there. Two earthquake swarms ...
Iceland's Katla volcano feared to erupt as DOUBLE earthquake hitsDaily Mail
Cluster of Big Earthquakes Rattles Iceland's Katla VolcanoWIRED
Powerful quakes hit Iceland's Katla volcanoIceland Monitor
Express.co.uk -The Inquisitr -IceNews
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