Katla Volcano

Katla is an active volcano located in Southern Iceland, erupting more than 20 times in recorded history. It is large at 9 x 14 km subglacial caldera and remains one of the most dangerous volcanoes in Iceland. Katla’s height is 1380 metres.

Location: Southern Iceland
Coordinates: 63.647016, -19.130378
Volcano Type: Subglacial

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Katla's Eruptive History

2017 Magnitude 4.3 earthquake under the volcano and increased seismic activity
2014 More frequent (shallow) earthquakes
2011 After a period of seismic activity, The Iceland Met Office reported a glacier flood from the glacier that sits on top of Katla. The cause of this was reported to be geothermal water, however an eruption could not be ruled out.
1999 Flooding after a possible small eruption

 

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