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Katla Volcano Iceland
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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Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling
Katla is covered by Iceland's fourth largest glacier, and in places the ice is hundreds of metres thick. It's one of the country's most feared volcanoes. When it last erupted in 1918, it extended Iceland's south coast by up to five kilometres and the ...
Can't Guarantee Volcano Evacuation Warnings
In the event of an eruption at Katla volcano, an emergency text message is sent to residents in the surrounding area, prompting people to evacuate. However, the RPT worry that as some residents will only have around fifteen minutes to evacuate, that ...
Silfra opens again for diving with stricter rules - Iceland Monitor
New rules on diving and snorkelling in Silfra were applied yesterday morning. This follows a second death in the famous crevasse this year.
Iceland's Katla volcano rumbles – but is she ready to blow?
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 ...
Katla volcano calm over the weekend - Crisis Coordination Centre to ...
Police Keep Tourists Away from Katla
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the ...
Katla Volcano Continues to Tremble
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.
Iceland raises flight alert after Katla volcano was rocked by two earthquakes
The colour code for Katla volcano raised to yellow — a new and powerful earthquake swarm hit at noon
Iceland's Katla volcano moved up to yellow alert
Unrest in Katla volcano prompts caution – Authorities worry about ...
Keeping a close watch on the recent seismic unrest in Katla volcano, situated under the Myrdalsjokull icecap, concern for tourists' safety.
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Continuing seismic activity in Katla volcano
As previously reported, scientists now believe that there's a greater likelihood for an eruption in Katla. Tour operators are stepping up their response plans. "There's certainly been unrest in Katla in previous years but this is turning into the most ...
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 ...
A new earthquake in the volcano Katla. No signs of eruption - IceNews
Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano - Iceland ...
An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. It originated in the middle of the caldera underneath Mýrdalsjökull ...
Katla Volcano Tests New Equipment
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.