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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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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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National Post

Watching Katla: How Icelanders are planning for the next big volcanic eruption
National Post
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 sign of an ...

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Newsday

Tourist-booming Iceland prepares for volcanic eruption
Newsday
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 sign of an ...

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IcelandReview

Swarm of earthquakes in Bárðarbunga - Iceland Monitor
Iceland Monitor
A swarm of earthquakes began in Bárðarbunga at 02:15 am last night when a quake of a magnitude of 4.1 was measured in the northern part of the caldera.
Series Of Quakes Near Active Volcano | Iceland ReviewIcelandReview

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IcelandReview

Geothermal Heat Forms Giant Holes in Glacier | Iceland Review
IcelandReview
Over 400 meter (1312 feet) wide holes have formed in Vatnajökull, Iceland's largest glacier. This is near the Bárðarbunga area, which had a volcanic eruption ...

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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 ...
Katla on ALERT: Earthquake rocks Iceland's biggest volcano as it ...Daily Star
Iceland: Massive Volcanic Eruption Said to be Imminent, Despite Reykjavik Slut WalkSanta monica Observed

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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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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 ...



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 ...



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