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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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IcelandReview

Seismic Activity in Katla Volcano
IcelandReview
The source of the quake was the south side of the Katla volcano caldera, which is under the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull glacier. The area is being monitored day in and day out by the Icelandic Met Office. There was less seismic activity in Mýrdalsjökull ...



Daily Star

Katla volcano hit by third earthquake amid mounting eruption fears
Daily Star
Last month's earthquakes – in the northern part of the volcano – were also the largest to hit it since 1977, according to the Review. The Icelandic Met Office, which has played down eruption fears, is reportedly monitoring the Katla area day in and day ...

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Iceland Magazine

Monster volcano Katla keeps clearing her throat, a large earthquake hit yesterday
Iceland Magazine
Katla volcano A subsidence in the ice cap above the volcano. The closely monitored magma chamber of Katla is 2 km (1.24 mi) below the top of Mýrdalsjökull glacier in South Iceland. It's Iceland's fourth largest ice cap covering 596 km2 (230 sq mi).



The Inquisitr

Katla Volcano Iceland: Biggest Quakes Recorded In 40 Years Could Signal Impending Massive Eruption [Video]
The Inquisitr
Katla volcano in Iceland is that nation's largest and most destructive volcano. The last time it erupted, back in 1918, Katla belched out ash and gasses for over five weeks. That eruption was classified as a VEI (Volcanic Explosivity Index)-4 or VEI-5 ...
Will Iceland volcano Katla erupt? Newcastle Airport prepared for potential disruption if it doesChronicleLive
Volcano Katla under constant monitoringIceland Monitor
Twin earthquakes rattle Iceland's largest volcanoThe Weather Network
IcelandReview -Travel Market Report -fox6now.com -IcelandReview
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The Sun

Iceland's Katla volcano could explode sending ash cloud over UK sparking travel chaos
The Sun
The Icelandic Met Office said “Since mid-June, earthquake activity within the caldera of the ice-covered Katla volcano has increased above background levels. “More than 100 shallow-seated earthquakes have been detected in Katla caldera since 1 June ...
Iceland's Katla volcano 'ready to blow sparking UK ash cloud hell fearsDaily Star
Misleading information on Katla eruption says Iceland Met OfficeIceland Monitor
Fears of new Iceland volcano eruption as mountain named after ugly troll Katla could soon eruptMirror.co.uk
Nottingham Post -Daily Mail -Derby Telegraph
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Reykjavík Grapevine

Completely Normal Tremors Recorded Around Katla
Reykjavík Grapevine
A series of tremors were recorded around the volcano Katla yesterday, none of them giving any indications that an eruption is imminent. RÚV reports that two quakes were recorded very close to Katla; the first, in the early evening and measuring 2.7 on ...



Telegraph.co.uk

No, Iceland volcano is not about to erupt, says country's Met Office
Telegraph.co.uk
The Icelandic Met Office has moved to quell fears that European air space is at risk from an imminent volcanic eruption. The country's weather forecasters poured cold water on “inaccurate news in recent days” about “seismic unrest” at the Katla volcano ...
Flights could be cancelled as Icelandic volcano is on verge of eruptingBurton Mail

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International Business Times UK

Katla: Is an eruption imminent at one of Iceland´s most active volcanoes
International Business Times UK
Two recent earthquakes in August 2016 have now led to international reports of imminent eruption risk of Katla volcano. They both occurred within the 9km by 14km central crater – or "caldera" – of the volcano in southern Iceland, and were the two ...
Volcano Watch: A Closer Look At KatlaReykjavík Grapevine
Seismic Activity in Mýrdalsjökull GlacierIcelandReview

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The Conversation UK

Is Katla crying wolf? Icelandic volcano's rumblings don't mean airspace chaos is imminent
The Conversation UK
The location makes the country a notorious volcanic hot spot, regularly hit by seismic activity. Two recent earthquakes in August 2016 have now led to international reports of imminent eruption risk of Katla volcano. They both occurred within the 9km ...

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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - Fiji Islands Region on Monday, 26 September 2016
VolcanoDiscovery
Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the ...

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