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An earthquake registering 2.6 on the Richter scale occurred in the volcano Katla below the Mýrdalsjökull icecap around 4 pm yesterday. The epicenter was at a depth of approximately three kilometres, 7.7 kilometres north of Mt. Hábunga.
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3.0 Magnitude earthquake on iceland's biggest volcano, Katla

As everyone was waiting for, maybe its nothing but today or rather just a few minutes ago the biggest volcano in Iceland had a rumble. Katla was shaken with a magnitude 3 earthquake.
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Could another Icelandic volcano erupt soon?

As scientists and air travellers alike keep a close eye on Iceland's ongoing volcanic eruption, some reports suggest that another, much bigger, volcano could stir in the near future.
Katla is Eyjafjallajokull's more active neighbour, and scientists believe that there may be a link between the two volcanoes.

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Solheimajokull glacier is part of the ice cap sealing Katla, a volcano 10 times more powerful than neighbouring Eyjafjoell, whose eruption last week clogged Europe's skies with ash and grounded the continent's airlines. If Katla blows up, the current eruption will resemble 'a small rehearsal,' Iceland's president, Olafur Grimsson, warned.
The frightening reputation of Katla is mirrored in a savage landscape of black volcanic ridges, blue ice, and snow swept and hardened by powerful winds. Reaching the glacier requires a four-wheel-drive vehicle, or mountaineering equipment and snowmobiles to go further.

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Should the Icelandic volcano Katla erupt the resulting spread of ash from the eruption column could disrupt air travel in Europe for several weeks.
The disruption to air travel caused by the current eruption in Eyjafjallajökull would pale in comparison with such an eruption, assuming that it was of the same magnitude as the infamous Katla eruption of 1918.

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The volcano at incredibly powerful Mount Katla in Iceland might yet blow its lid, according to scientists quoted in news reports today. Incredible fountains of orange and black lava have since Saturday been burning through the white surface of the Eyjafjallajokull glacier in the southern part of the country. The activity is only on the rise as plumes of steam stretch into the sky. Magma is still flowing into the volcano area, meaning it could grow
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