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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)

Sharp earthquake off the coast of N. Iceland: Felt clearly in nearby towns, villages
Iceland Magazine (press release)
All quakes in the past 48h The quakes map perfectly onto the major volcanic and fracture zones, from the Reykjanes peninsula in the SW, to the , the South Iceland Seismic Zone, extending to Katla volcano in Mýrdalsjökull. The quakes in Vatnajökull are ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Wednesday, 18 Jul 2018
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Laacher See (2 quakes between mag 2.3-2.4), Loki-Fögrufjöll volcano (3 quakes between mag 0.4-1.2), Long Valley (5 quakes between mag 0.3-1.0), Matutum (1 quake mag 2.4), Mauna Loa (1 quake mag 2.0), Mount Hood (1 quake mag 1.0), Ruapehu (7 ... Quakes ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Sunday, 15 Jul 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.8), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.7-1.4), Grensdalur (3 quakes between mag 0.3-1.1), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.0), Kilauea (445 quakes between mag 1.7-5.2), Krísuvík (1 quake mag 1.0)



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 17 Jul 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (4 quakes between mag 0.4-1.5), Clear Lake (10 quakes between mag 0.8-2.3), Etna (7 quakes between mag 0.8-2.3), Geysir (1 quake mag 1.2), Hofsjökull volcano (1 quake mag 1.3), Kaiserstuhl (1 quake mag 1.6) ... Quakes ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Friday, 13 Jul 2018
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Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (2 quakes between mag 1.4-1.9), Clear Lake (14 quakes between mag 0.4-2.0), Geysir (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.1), Katla (8 quakes between mag 0.1-2.9), Kilauea (437 quakes between mag 1.7-5.3), Long Valley (12 ...



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Saturday, 14 Jul 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (3 quakes between mag 1.4-1.9), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 2.2), Clear Lake (11 quakes between mag 0.4-1.8), Geysir (2 quakes between mag 1.0-1.1), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.2-1.0), Kilauea (522 quakes ...



Iceland Magazine (press release)

Ask the expert: Why are there so many earthquakes in Iceland
Iceland Magazine (press release)
The two monster volcanoes Katla, hidden under Mýrdalsjökull glacier and Bárðarbunga, beneath Vatnajökull glacier, have been particularly active in recent years. Geologists believe both are gearing up for eruptions. Katla, which erupts once every 40-60 ...



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Earthquake report world-wide for Sunday, 15 Jul 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Bardarbunga (1 quake mag 1.5), Cerro Prieto (1 quake mag 2.2), Clear Lake (5 quakes between mag 0.4-2.5), Coso (5 quakes between mag 0.7-1.6), Etna (3 quakes between mag 1.3-2.0), Katla (5 quakes between mag 0.2-1.0) .



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 10 Jul 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Askja (2 quakes between mag 0.5-1.4), Baru (1 quake mag 2.9), Clear Lake (12 quakes between mag 0.3-2.3), Coso (4 quakes between mag 0.1-1.0), Katla (3 quakes between mag 0.3-1.2), Kilauea (535 quakes between mag 1.2-3.9)



VolcanoDiscovery

Volcano earthquake report for Tuesday, 3 Jul 2018
VolcanoDiscovery
Quakes detected near: Askja (17 quakes between mag 0.1-1.0), Clear Lake (13 quakes between mag 0.4-2.1), Coso (3 quakes between mag 0.7-1.3), Etna (2 quakes between mag 1.6-1.6), Katla (6 quakes between mag 0.2-1.7), Kilauea (437 quakes ...


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