Múlakvísl this morning.

All quiet on the Southern front: Nothing happening at Katla and Múlakvísl

30 Jul 2017 There are no news from Múlakvísl glacial river and the Katla volcano in Southern Iceland. No earthquakes were measured in Mýrdalsjökull glacier, where Katla looms beneath, and everything points to the glacial river flood being mostly over.

The Múlakvísl river this morning.

People warned to stay away from Múlakvísl river and great odour of sulphur rising

29 Jul 2017 The glacial outburst flood at Múlakvísl in South Iceland has reached a peak. Electrical conductivity is now measured around 580 µS/cm and has increased rapidly the last hour, according to an announcement from the Icelandic Met Office. People are warned to stay away from the area.

Katla is an active volcano underneath the Mýrdalsjökull ice cap.

Earthquake measuring 4.5 at Katla, Iceland's most powerful volcano

27 Jul 2017 To top of today's series of earthquakes, a quake measuring 4.5 occurred at the mother of all volcanoes in Iceland, Katla tonight. Another earthquake measuring 3.2 occurred a little later. Both eruptions were felt in nearby areas.

Director Baltasar Kormákur

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

3 Apr 2017 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 2017 "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 2017 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 2017 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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 2016 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.


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