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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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International Business Times UK

Mýrdalsjökull Ice Cap: Iceland's Katla Volcano 'Due a Big Eruption'
International Business Times UK
A volcano sitting beneath Iceland's Mýrdalsjökull ice cap is due for a "big" eruption, Nasa has said. Satellite images showing Mýrdalsjökull reveal the ice cap has shrunk dramatically over the last 30 years, and experts believe this is a result of ...



The Conversation UK

Volcano eruptions in Alaska could cause trans-Atlantic chaos for airlines
The Conversation UK
Looking back through history one can see that 2010 was by no means unique. The Icelandic volcanoes Katla and Hekla, for example, produced large ash plumes in 1947 and 1918, but both were modest by comparison with the massive Asjka eruption of 1875 ...

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Wired

How to Keep Things Hot at Yellowstone and Katla: Just Add Water
Wired
First, Katla in Iceland produced some glacial flooding (jökulhlaups) that followed some earthquakes. Second, over at everyone's favorite caldera, Yellowstone, there has been a lot of buzz over roads melting due to heat from the volcano. Now, as odd as ...



Globalnews.ca

Iceland volcano continues to rumble, still threat of eruption
Globalnews.ca
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 ...
Is a different Icelandic volcano about to act up?Ars Technica
Chances of Eruption Increasing at Iceland VolcanoLiveScience.com
Iceland's Bárðarbunga volcano: Europe could soon be under another giant ash ...Deutsche Welle
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Deutsche Welle

Volcano House in Iceland
Deutsche Welle
Architect Íva Rut Viðarsdóttir has built her dream house - very close to the still active volcano Katla. She commutes from the capital, Reykjavik, to her home that emphasizes natural light and expansive views.



Volcanic activity worldwide 16 Jul 2014: Katla, Santiaguito, Fuego, Sakurajima ...
VolcanoDiscovery
Santiaguito (Guatemala): Activity seems to have been a bit higher today, as the report of INSIVUMEH's volcano observatory suggests. A moderate explosion was observed this morning, causing light ash fall towards the SW in the area of Finca El Rosario ...



Out Magazine

Things We Love About Icelandair
Out Magazine
On board and online, you can find fun facts about the planes and the active and extinct landmarks that inspired their monikers, such as when each volcano last erupted. For example, Hekla, Iceland's most famous volcano, hasn't blown its top since 2000 ...

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RedOrbit

Katla Volcano
RedOrbit
Katla Volcano, also known simply as Katla, is an active subglacial volcano that is located in southern Iceland. It reaches an elevation of 4,961 feet and encompasses an area of 230 square miles, making it one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland. Its ...



Photo of the Day: A panoramic of the craters red glow on rocks; Benbrow crater ...
VolcanoDiscovery
Infos + news about volcanic activity in Iceland: Hekla, Katla, Krafla, Askja, Eyafjallajökull, Heimaey, Surtsey are famous names of active volcanoes, but there are many more in Iceland. Volcano list A-Z · Alphabetical list of all active volcanoes ...



IcelandReview

Small Glacial Outburst Flood in South Iceland
IcelandReview
There are indications that a small glacial outburst flood is occurring in the river Múlakvísl, which originates in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where the volcano Katla is located. The Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Icelandic ...
Experts: Katla Not Erupting But Stay AwayReykjavík Grapevine

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