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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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Katla Volcano
Katla Volcano, also known simply as Katla, is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southern Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,961 feet and encompasses an area of 230 square miles, making it one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland. Its ...

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Volcano so devastating people ate their own shoes: ISLAND ON FIRE BY ...
Daily Mail
More feared is its neighbour, Katla, which usually erupts in tandem with Eyjafjallajokull, and sits under hundreds of metres of solid ice with the potential to cause catastrophic floods. Devastating result: The craters below Mount Laki. Laki's 1783 ...

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(reported January 22, 2014) The Mavroyi permits are located in the Paphos District of western Cyprus in an underexplored part of the volcanic stratigraphy that rings the Troodos Mountains and which hosts all of the known VHMS mineralization on the ...

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