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Katla volcano
subglacial volcano 1512 m / 4,961 ft
Southern Iceland, 63.63°N / -19.06°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Katla volcano eruptions:
920 AD, 950 AD (?), 1150, 1177, 1245, 1262, 1311, 1357, 1416, 1440, 1450, 1500, 1580, 1612, 1625, 1660-61, 1721, 1755-56, 1823, 1860, 1918, 1955(?), 1999(?), 1918
Typical eruption style:
Explosive basaltic and dacitic eruptions, voluminous lava flows
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Katla Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: no eruption - VAAC message about ash emission was exercise

Friday May 15, 2020 15:30 PM | BY: VN
NO ERUPTION HAS OCCURRED AT KATLA.
The full report is as follows:

FVXX01 at 15:21 UTC, 15/05/20 from EGRR
VA ADVISORY
DTG: 20200515/1517Z
VAAC: LONDON
VOLCANO: KATLA 372030
PSN: N6338 W01907
AREA: ICELAND
SUMMIT ELEV: 1490M
ADVISORY NR: 2020/006
INFO SOURCE: ICELAND MET OFFICE
AVIATION COLOUR CODE: RED
ERUPTION DETAILS: ERUPTION TO 15KM
OBS VA DTG: 15/1500Z
OBS VA CLD: SFC/FL200 N6334 W01924 - N6356 W01851 - N6340 W01748 -
N6305 W01840 - N6334 W01924 FL200/350 N6334 W01924 - N6406 W01835 -
N6334 W01746 - N6301 W01835 - N6334 W01924 MOV N/A
FCST VA CLD +6 HR: 15/2100Z SFC/FL200 N6233 W01957 - N6449 W02112 -
N6229 W00854 - N6055 W00817 - N6233 W01957 FL200/350 N6055 W00640 -
N6236 W02118 - N6447 W01941 - N6145 W00517 - N6055 W00640 FL350/550
N6243 W01834 - N6428 W02018 - N6258 W01130 - N6109 W01336 - N6243
W01834
FCST VA CLD +12 HR: 16/0300Z SFC/FL200 N6303 W02327 - N6525 W01927 -
N5841 E00413 - N5817 E00134 - N6303 W02327 FL200/350 N6258 W02051 -
N6509 W01736 - N5751 E00835 - N5732 E00455 - N6258 W02051 FL350/550
N6156 W01928 - N6500 W02023 - N6138 W00620 - N5914 W00613 - N6156
W01928
FCST VA CLD +18 HR: 16/0900Z SFC/FL200 N5544 E01217 - N6310 W02825 -
N6519 W01902 - N5544 E01822 - N5544 E01217 FL200/350 N6241 W02530 -
N6509 W02208 - N5621 E01857 - N5442 E01739 - N6241 W02530 FL350/550
N6122 W02015 - N6448 W02058 - N6005 E00233 - N5732 W00051 - N6122
W02015
RMK: EXERCISE EXERCISE EXERCISE - CONFIRMED BY INFRASOUND AND RADAR.
NXT ADVISORY: NO LATER THAN 20200515/1830Z
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Previous news
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017
Recent earthquakes under Katla volcano as of 22 June 2017, showing two small swarms  (image: Icelandic Met Office)
Over the past days, seismic activity under the large ice-covered volcano has increased. It seems likely that at least some of this activity is caused by injections of new magma into the volcano's system, as some earthquakes were detected at depths between 10 and up to 25 km where no normal tectonic activity that could be triggering the earthquakes is expected. ... read all
Saturday, Jan 28, 2017
Recent earthquakes under Katla volcano as of 26 Jan 2017 (image: Icelandic Met Office)
Seismic activity has increased at the volcano. A magnitude 4.3 earthquake occurred under the volcano on 26 Jan at shallow depth beneath the summit caldera covered by the Mýrdalsjökull glacier. ... read all
Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
Recent quakes under Katla volcano in Iceland (image: IMO)
An increased number of earthquakes has been occurred at shallow depths (few km) under the SW part of the ice-covered volcano's caldera. ... read all
Wednesday, Aug 31, 2016
Earthquakes under Katla during the past 7 days
Following Monday's large earthquakes, the volcano remains relatively calm seismically, with only small swarms of deep to shallow earthquakes occurring under the northern flank. According to experts, there is currently no sign of an eruption being imminent. ... read all
Monday, Aug 29, 2016
Earthquakes under Katla volcano during the past 48 hours (image: IMO)
At least one earthquake of magnitude 4.5 occurred this morning under the volcano, the strongest recorded for Katla in recent decades. It was felt in nearby areas. ... read all

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