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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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Minor mag. 3.6 earthquake - 58 km al O de La Higuera on Wednesday, 22 June 2016
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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the ...

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Minor mag. 3.7 earthquake - SW GIFU PREF on Wednesday, 22 June 2016
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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the ...



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Light mag. 4.1 earthquake - 57 km al NO de San Juan. on Sunday, 19 June 2016
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Most of them taken during our various expeditions to this fascinating volcano. Volcanoes of Iceland · Infos + news about volcanic activity in Iceland: Hekla, Katla, Krafla, Askja, Eyafjallajökull, Heimaey, Surtsey are famous names of active volcanoes ...

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Light mag. 4.2 earthquake - BABUYAN ISL REGION, PHILIPPINES on Tuesday, 21 June 2016
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Light mag. 4.6 earthquake - FAR S OFF TOKAI DISTRICT on Monday, 20 June 2016
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Sky News
Katla is one of the country's most active and dangerous volcanoes, covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. Researchers are watching it very closely because it has the potential to be more damaging than the Eyjafjallajökull volcano, which brought Europe ...

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New Statesman

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New Statesman
On 12 October 1918, the Icelandic volcano Katla erupted, melting glaciers and causing floods that engulfed farmland and villages, destroying crops and killing livestock (but, remarkably, no people). The flood waters carried so much sediment that in the ...

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Light mag. 4.5 earthquake - Nicaragua on Sunday, 12 June 2016
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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the ...

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IcelandReview

Katla Quakes Stop
IcelandReview
The swarm of earthquakes under the infamous Katla volcano, which had been worrying scientists this week, appears to have all but stopped. No earthquakes at all were measured in the area overnight, while the night before saw a quake of magnitude 3.3, ...



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Light mag. 4.3 earthquake - Crete, Greece on Saturday, 4 June 2016
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Current activity of Bardarbunga volcano, Iceland: An intense seismic crisis started at Bárdarbunga volcano on 16 August 2014 and is continuing at the time of writing (23 Aug). It may or may not lead to a volcanic eruption, possibly under the ...

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