News Tagged with “Katla”

Director Baltasar Kormákur

Studiocanal co-producing Katla, the epic, volcanic, TV drama

3 Apr Icelandic movie director Baltasar Kormákur is negotiation with European production company Studiocanal on co-producing his new series, Katla. The series is set in near future Reykjavik where Katla volcano has been erupting for two years.

Mýrdalsjökull in the distance where Katla is located. Eyjafjallajökull is closer on this photograph.

Continuing seismic activity in Katla volcano

2 Feb "Katla has been showing this kind of behaviour for as long as we know. There is always seismic activity in Katla but some years show more unsteadiness than others," says geophysicist Páll Einarsson speaking with Morgunblaðið.

Katla volcano is underneath Mýrdalsjökull glacier

Increased odds of an eruption in Iceland's Katla volcano

27 Jan An earthquake of magnitude 4,3 took place in the Katla volcano in South Iceland yesterday. Scientists believe that the increased seismic activity over the last months indicates the Katla is more likely to erupt now than the years before.

Katla volcano in South Iceland.

Earthquake in Iceland’s Katla volcano

5 Jan An earthquake of magnitude 3,5 took place this morning in Katla, one of Iceland’s largest volcanoes.


Katla volcano: Eruption alert level cancelled

15 Oct The National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police and the District Commissioner of Police in South Iceland have cancelled the Civil Protection Uncertainty level due to a possible eruption in the Katla caldera underneath the Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

LATEST Katla update: “Seismic episode over”

3 Oct The Scientific Advisory Board of Iceland’s Civil Protection Department met this morning to discuss the seismic activity at South Iceland’s Katla volcano which began last Thursday.

Roads closed due to Katla warning reopened today

3 Oct The road up to Sólheimajökull glacier in South Iceland has been reopened after closing on Friday following heightened seismic activity at the Katla volcano.


Roads close due to Katla eruption warning

2 Oct The department of Civil Protection closed the road to Sólheimajökull glacier yesterday adn the road is also closed today. It is forbidden to walk onto the glacier. However, only a few small earthquakes have been detected in the Katla area in the last 24 hours.


Iceland’s Katla volcano moved up to yellow alert

30 Sep Following a fresh series of tremors at Katla in South Iceland this lunchtime, the Icelandic Met Office has raised the status of the famous volcano on its ‘Aviation Colour Code Map for Icelandic Volcanic Systems’ from green to yellow.


Greatest frequency of earthquakes in Katla since 2011

30 Sep Over 200 earthquakes have been detected in Katla in the last 24 hours, the greatest frequency of earthquakes in Katla measured since 2011. Three large quakes occurred during the night.

Mýrdalsjökull - Katla.

Misleading information on Katla eruption says Iceland Met Office

4 Sep The Iceland Met Office has issued a statement to counteract what they feel are misleading reports on volcanic activity in Katla. Numerous tourists have called the office to ask whether it's safe to fly to Iceland.

Mýrdalsjökull glacier.

Volcano Katla under constant monitoring

1 Sep The Iceland Met Office is watching Katla very closely. The volcano is being monitored 24 hours a day and a warning will be issued as soon as there are the slightest signs of an impending eruption.

Glacier river floods are a potential threat if Katla erupts.

Iceland MPs meet volcano experts to discuss Katla dangers

31 Aug Six experts from the Icelandic Met Office met with members of parliament this morning to discuss the recent earthquakes under the South Iceland volcano of Katla.

'Katla' is a doddle to pronounce - once you know.

How to pronounce the name of Iceland’s latest volcano

30 Aug News reports have been flying around over the past 24 hours of increased seismic activity near the South Iceland volcano of Katla.

Magma erupting at Holuhraun in 2014.

Katla eruption: not if, but when...

29 Aug Considerable seismic activity has continued under Mýrdalsjökull glacier today, after strong quakes – the strongest in decades – in the early hours of this morning.


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