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subglacial volcano 1512 m / 4,961 ft
Southern Iceland, 63.63°N / -19.06°WCurrent status
: normal or dormant
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Katla volcano news & activity updates
Katla volcano (Iceland): small jokulhlaup due to possible subglacial eruption
Sunday Jul 10, 2011 07:17 AM |
A small Small jokulhlaup (glacial flood) has occurred at Katla volcano early on 9 July, possibly due to a (minor phreatic?) eruption under the large icecap covering the volcano.
Saturday, Jul 09, 2011
It is reported that there was a first subglacial eruption at Katla volcano resulting in a lahar.
Sunday, Jan 02, 2011
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. ...
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