Is volcano Katla in Iceland back in business?
The volcano Katla is probably one of the most famous volcanoes in Iceland, it’s located underneath Mýrdalsjökull ice cap the fourth largest glacier in iceland covering about 600 km2, with thickness of ice up to around 750 meters. The caldera of the volcano Katla is around 110 km2 making it the second largest caldera in Iceland.
Katla volcano and the past
In the past Katla has been one of the most active volcanoes in Iceland and at the same time one of the most devastating, taking people’s lives, destroying farmland and killing livestocks.
To sum it up Icelanders respect Katla and like to know what she is up to all the time.
For the past hundreds years we have been waiting for a big volcanic eruption in Katla, and we are still waiting. The last big volcanic eruption in Katla was in October 1918. Since that time Katla has probably erupted few times but only small eruptions that did not melt through the ice cap of Mýrdalsjökull. Although, these small eruption did melt a…
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