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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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Globalnews.ca

Iceland volcano continues to rumble, still threat of eruption
Globalnews.ca
One of the more threatening volcanoes in Iceland is Katla, a large volcano just east of Eyjafjallajokull. It has a history of erupting about twice every 100 years. Its last eruption was in 1913. For Pedersen, Bardarbunga presents an opportunity to ...
Bardarbunga: The word on every Icelander's lips, as small quakes rock IcelandTech Times

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How bad is the volcanic ash risk for European aviation?
Flightglobal (blog)
In 2010 it was Eyjafjallajökull that exploded – but when it did, Icelandic volcanologists had been predicting the nearby volcano Katla would erupt. Katla was then – and remains today – “overdue” for an eruption, according to the historic timetable of ...



BBC News

Why Icelanders love an explosive eruption
BBC News
Even though volcanic eruptions have had terrible consequences through the ages, Icelanders love their volcanoes. They name their daughters after them, like Hekla and Katla. They respect them. There's just something majestic about volcanoes, like having ...

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IcelandReview

New Webcam Set Up by Bárðarbunga Volcano
IcelandReview
Since then, Míla has established several webcams across Iceland, at the biggest tourist attractions, including Jökulsárlón glacial lagoon, and with a view of volcanoes such as Hekla and Katla. Watch the feed from Míla's webcams on livefromiceland.is.



Decoded Science

What Are Jökulhlaups? Glacial Flash Floods Release Meltwater
Decoded Science
Similarly, a survey Bird conducted in a popular tourist area near the Katla volcano found a level of complacency among the tourist population. While all of those surveyed knew that the area was volcanically active, there was a significant lack of ...



Eruption of love
New Zealand Listener
In the past month, thousands of earthquakes beneath icy volcanoes have generated spectacular plumes, millions of YouTube views and warnings of disruptions like those from the tongue-twisting Eyjafjallajökull eruptions in 2010. “Even though volcanic ...



Manchester Evening News

United fan to cycle across Icelandic volcano with Reds legend to raise money ...
Manchester Evening News
The trip, from September 3-8, will take in Mount Hekla volcano and the ice-capped Katla on the Mýrdalsjökull. Schmeichel said, “Iceland has some of the finest landscapes in Europe and to take on this challenge will be incredibly demanding. "I'm sure it ...



Bárdarbunga volcano (Iceland): continuing earthquakes, but no eruption yet
VolcanoDiscovery
Intense earthquake activity continues, but there is no signs of magma reaching the surface, i.e. a new eruption of the volcano yet. So far, 164 quakes of magnitudes 1.2-2.8 have been detected today and tremor remains elevated. The quakes cluster in an ...



Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Aug 2014: Bárdarbunga volcano, Sakurajima ...
VolcanoDiscovery
Sakurajima (Kyushu, Japan): Since about a week ago, the frequency of explosions from the volcano has drastically increased and is now again almost similar to its intense phases of last year. On 13 August alone, a record number of 9 explosions were ...



The Epoch Times

Is Iceland's Next Volcanic Eruption About to Happen?
The Epoch Times
To provide context, Grímsvötn was Iceland's most powerful explosive eruption since Katla 1918, and was about 100 times more powerful than Eyjafjallajökull. Compared to Eyjafjallajökull 2010, Grímsvötn 2011 produced twice as much ash in a tenth of the ...

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