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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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Hakai Magazine

Volcanoes Get a Kick from Climate Change
Hakai Magazine
When I meet up with geophysicist Magnus Guðmundsson in April 2017, the volcano Katla has been rumbling all week, creating a steady drumroll of small earthquakes. Guðmundsson, head of the earth science department at the University of Iceland, appears ...



Iceland Monitor

„Klofalækjarkjaftur“ - can you pronounce these Icelandic place names?
Iceland Monitor
A map published by writer Alda Sigmundsdóttir on her personal Facebook page has been widely shared in the past few days. It contains some of the most bizarre, and unpronounceable place names of Iceland. Fancy a try? The photo was found by ...



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

Earthquakes in Katla volcano not a sign of eruption
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 infamous volcanoes, yesterday. The biggest was measured at a magnitude of 3,6 on the ...

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Iceland Monitor

Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano moved to yellow alert
Iceland Monitor
An earthquake of the magnitude of 3 occurred in the Katla caldera at 00:48 last night followed by a series of smaller tremors. The seismic unrest could be connected to the glacial river flood and not connected to a possible eruption at all but the ...
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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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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National Post

Watching Katla: How Icelanders are planning for the next big ...
National Post
Katla last erupted in 1918. Never before in recorded history, dating back to the 12th century, have 99 years passed without an eruption from the volcano.
Icelanders plan for next volcanic eruption - The Boston GlobeThe Boston Globe

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Daily Star

Flight CHAOS looms for Brits as volcano ready to BLOW into ash cloud hell
Daily Star
They warn a recent swarm of earthquakes underneath Katla indicates it is on the brink of a “spectacular” mega-eruption. "Earthquake activity is increasing in Katla," the author behind website Iceland Volcano Reports, Jon Frimann, told us. "This ...



ABC Online

Living under one of Iceland's most dangerous volcanoes, as it starts rumbling
ABC Online
Do you remember Eyjafjallajokull — the obscure, unpronounceable Icelandic volcano that woke up in 2010 after nearly two centuries of slumber, grounding a large portion of the world's planes? Well imagine living under its bigger, more dangerous cousin ...


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