Katla volcano news & activity updates
Katla volcano (Iceland): earthquake yesterday
Friday Sep 04, 2020 08:13 AM | BY: MARTIN
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 3.1 that occurred at 12:39 local time yesterday located in the northeastern part of the Katla caldera near Austmannsbunga.
Earthquake detected near the Katla caldera yesterday (image: Volcano Discovery)
Few smaller aftershocks were detected but no volcanic tremor has been recorded.
Source: Icelandic Met Office volcano activity update 4 September 2020
Thursday, Jul 23, 2020
The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) recorded an earthquake with magnitude M 3.3 that occurred at 05:36 local time this morning. Another earthquake with magnitude M 2.7 occurred at 01:59 local time today. Few smaller earthquakes have also been detected. ... read all
Friday, May 15, 2020
Thursday, Jun 22, 2017
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
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Thursday, Jan 05, 2017
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