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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
Icelandic movie director Baltasar Kormákur is negotiation with European production company Studiocanal on co-producing his new series, Katla. The series is ...
Studiocanal in Final Talks to Acquire Baltasar Kormakur's Katla ...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 ...



Reykjavík Grapevine

News In Brief: Eurovision, Capital Controls and the Sigmundur ...
Reykjavík Grapevine
The top story of the past two weeks is without a doubt the lifting of the last of the capital controls that Iceland put in place in the wake of the 2008 financial crash.

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Daily Star

Flight CHAOS looms for Brits as Iceland volcanoes 'WAKE UP' and ...
Daily Star
Four Icelandic volcanoes are “waking up” and could blow at “any moment”, sparking a repeat of 2010's flight chaos.
Flight chaos threat for Brits as experts fear four of Iceland's - The SunThe Sun

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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
Calm on the Katla front, but popular travel destinations close to the ...Iceland Magazine
Police Keep Tourists Away from KatlaIcelandReview
Reykjavík Grapevine -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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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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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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