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Katla Erupting? Sorry one More False Alarm

By Iceland Review

After the two eruptions in 2010 and the flight ban many thought this was enough. The volcanoes in Iceland would surely have let off enough ash and lava.

They were wrong. Grímsvötn in Vatnajökull glacier erupted in May and closed the air space for a short while. Talk of Katla, the big volcano under Mýrdalsjökull, erupting after almost 100 years was loud. We here at icelandreview.com had 175 news items about Katla.

Grímsvötn eruption. Photo: Gyst

We asked: “Is Iceland’s Tallest Volcano Awakening?”

We told you about: “Residents Drill Emergency Procedures for Eruption and Risk Assessment of Volcanic Eruptions”

In September we told you that there was “No Imminent Eruption Risk in Iceland’s Volcano Katla”

Furthermore “Iceland’s Volcano Katla under Close Observation”.

We were excited about “More Seismic Activity by Katla Volcano than Usual” and a “New Earthquake Hits in Vicinity of Katla Volcano”


We could see that you, the reader followed this closely as well! These items were among the most popular in 2011.

We will continue in the same fashion in 2012. You will know of every movement and non-movement of Katla as soon as it happens (and possibly before anything happens). Of course we hope the dreaded volcano will stay asleep.


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