Katla volcano (Iceland): seismic unrest
Sunday Jan 02, 2011 10:16 AM |
Katla volcano, hidden under the large Mýrdalsjökull glacier in Southern Iceland, located just east of Eyafjallajökull volcano, is showing signs of unrest. In the past 48 hours, 8 earthquakes have occured under the ice cap, which could be a a sign towards a reawakening of the volcano which last erupted in 1918 and is considered overdue. Katla's eruptions are normally accompanied by large and extremely destructive glacier floods, so-called jökulhlaups.
Although too early to send an eruption warning, the Icelandic authorities are monitoring the activity under Katla carefully.
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