Increased earthquake activity under Katla volcano, Iceland

Increased earthquake activity under Katla volcano, Iceland

A series of earthquakes were registered under Iceland's Katla volcano over the past couple of days. Judging by the depth of some of the earthquakes, fresh magma is making its way upward. There were more than 10 earthquakes in total, including M3.6 at 18:36 UTC…

Strong M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera, Iceland

Strong M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera, Iceland

Icelandic Met Office has detected a strong and shallow M4.2 earthquake in the center of Katla caldera on January 26, 2017. The quake was followed by M3.0 and a series of smaller earthquakes. In total, 28 earthquakes were registered under Katla since late Wednesday,…

Intense seismic swarm at Katla volcano, aviation color code raised, Iceland

Intense seismic swarm at Katla volcano, aviation color code raised, Iceland

The Icelandic Met Office (IMO) has raised the aviation alert status at Katla volcano from green to yellow after a swarm of earthquakes started on September 29, 2016, and intensified today. An intense seismic pulse started today at 12:02 UTC with several earthquakes…

Is Icelandic volcano preparing to blow?

Is Icelandic volcano preparing to blow?

Katla, one of the largest volcanoes in Iceland, appears to be preparing for a long overdue eruption, scientists say. The volcano has a history of erupting about twice a century. With its last eruption having come in 1918, 93 years ago, it is well behind

Katla melting ice cap – causing flooding near the volcano

Katla melting ice cap – causing flooding near the volcano

A massive flood of meltwater poured out of Iceland’s Myrdalsjoekull glacier Saturday, raising fears of an eruption from the powerful Katla volcano underneath, but experts said a large blast was unlikely.The flooding sparked fears of an eruption at Katla, known to