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Katla Volcano Iceland

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 volcano continues to rumble, still threat of eruption
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
Chances of Eruption Increasing at Iceland VolcanoYahoo News
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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 ...


Icelandic volcano erupts
But such cauldrons can form without an eruption; geothermal heat from still-buried magma can sometimes melt the ice. More than a dozen ice cauldrons formed atop the Katla volcano in Iceland in 1999, Tuffen says, and scientists still are not sure ...

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 ...


New Webcam Set Up by Bárðarbunga Volcano
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.

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