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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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Bali's Mount Agung volcano finally erupts after months of rumbling and evacuations
Herald Sun
AFTER months of rumbles, Bali's Mount Agung volcano finally erupted this week, spewing ash and steam up to 800m into the air. The volcano erupted two months after initial seismic activity prompted authorities to raise the alert to the highest level ...

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National Geographic

Iceland's Largest Volcano Bardarbunga May Be Ready to Erupt
National Geographic
The earthquakes are a telltale sign that pressure is building up in the Bárðarbunga volcano system, triggering an eruption down the line.

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Sputnik International

Alert as Iceland's Largest Volcano Awakes After 290 Years of ...
Sputnik International
One of Iceland's largest volcanoes is approaching a major outbreak, which might be its first in several centuries. Its aftermath might well compare with that of the ...

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Daily Mail

Iceland's biggest volcano is 'ready to erupt' warns expert | Daily Mail ...
Daily Mail
Páll Einarsson, a geophysicist at the University of Iceland, says an eruption at the 6590ft Bardarbunga volcano, which is hidden under the ice cap of the ...
Iceland's Biggest Volcano Is 'Clearly Preparing to Erupt', Expert WarnsLADbible (blog)
Iceland Earthquakes Could Herald Enormous Volcanic EruptionThe Epoch Times
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Reykjavík Grapevine

The Öræfajökull Volcano: What It Is, And What's Going On - The ...
Reykjavík Grapevine
As scientists in Iceland follow activity at Öræfajökull, learning from Icelandic history may give us clues as to what may happen should the volcano erupt.

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Iceland Monitor

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
There are no signs of Katla erupting,” says Sigríður Magnea Óskarsdóttir of the Iceland Met Office. A series of earthquakes occurred in Katla, one of Iceland's ...

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New York Post

Tourists are flocking to volcano that's due for a massive eruption
New York Post
VIK, Iceland — Sneeze next to the Katla volcano, goes the joke in this Icelandic village, and a seismologist in Reykjavik will analyze the disturbance. After a summer of increased seismic activity at Katla, Icelanders are obsessing over the smallest ...

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IceNews

Earthquakes and tremors continue around notorious volcano Katla
IceNews
The past few days have seen a swarm of tremors around Katla volcano, but yesterday they reached over a 3 in magnitude or up to 3.6. According to reports quakes aren't always signs of looming eruptions although the seismic activity has been frequent of ...



Iceland Monitor

No eruption : Alert code for Katla changed back to green
Iceland Monitor
No eruption : Alert code for Katla changed back to green. No eruption on the cards for Katla, at least not for the time being. mbl.is/RAX. Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano has been moved from yellow back to green. This means that volcanic ...



Iceland Monitor

Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano moved to yellow alert ...
Iceland Monitor
Following tremors last night at Katla in South Iceland and a glacial river flood in Múlakvísl, the Icelandic Met Office has raised the status of the famous volcano on ...
Europe on ALERT: Earthquake rocks Iceland's biggest volcano as it prepares to BLOWDaily Star
Iceland: Massive Volcanic Eruption Said to be Imminent, Despite Reykjavik Slut WalkSanta monica Observed

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