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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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CBS News

Iceland on high alert with volcano due to erupt
CBS News
On top of a wall of blue ice is the outflow of a massive glacier that sits on top of Katla, one of Iceland's most active volcanoes. An intricate system of sensors monitors the glacier's every move, because when Katla erupts, it won't be fire but flood ...

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Iceland Monitor

Studiocanal co-producing Katla, the epic, volcanic, TV drama
Iceland Monitor
Over the last year or so seismic activity in Katla has been increasing. There are 99 years since the last big eruption in Katla, which lasted for 24 days and extended the coast 5 km. In Iceland volcanoes are often referred to as pregnant women, and ...
MipTV: Studiocanal in Final Talks to Acquire Baltasar Kormakur's 'Katla' (EXCLUSIVE)Variety

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Iceland Monitor

Hekla shows signs of eruption - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
Hekla looking innocent with a cover of snow. Recent measurements indicate that it could blow at any moment. mbl.is/Sigurður Bogi Sævarsson.
70th Anniversary of 1947 Hekla Eruption | Iceland ReviewIcelandReview

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Reykjavík Grapevine

Katla Sends Out “Uncomfortable” Tremors
Reykjavík Grapevine
The infamous volcano Katla was recorded emitting two tremors this morning, both measuring over 3 on the Richter scale. Small aftershocks followed in their wake. Kristín Jónsdóttir, a geologist at the Icelandic Met Office, told RÚV that it is “never ...



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 ...
Katla volcano calm over the weekend - Crisis Coordination Centre to ...IceNews
Police Keep Tourists Away from KatlaIcelandReview
All Calm And Quiet At KatlaReykjavík Grapevine
Iceland Magazine -Iceland Monitor
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IcelandReview

Increased Risk of Katla Eruption
IcelandReview
Travel service companies are encouraged to reinforce their contingency plans, due to an increased risk of eruption in Katla volcano, mbl.is reports. The South Iceland Police Department has met with representatives of parties in the tourism service in ...
Iceland tour operators step up contingency plans due to possible ...Iceland Monitor

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IceNews

Unrest in Katla volcano prompts caution – Authorities worry about ...
IceNews
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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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.
Iceland raises flight alert after Katla volcano was rocked by two earthquakesMirror.co.uk
Iceland's Katla volcano moved up to yellow alertIceland Monitor
The colour code for Katla volcano raised to yellow — a new and powerful earthquake swarm hit at noonIceland Magazine
WIRED -Sky News -Belfast Telegraph
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ABC Online

Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling
ABC Online
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 ...



Iceland Monitor

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano - Iceland ...
Iceland Monitor
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 ...

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