Scientists have placed Katla volcano, South Iceland, in intensive care, closely watching its every move, RÚV reports. Bergur H. Bergsson, geophysical observation networks group leader at the Icelandic Met Office, remarked, “Every time [Katla] shakes, we jump up and increase the number of meters around it.”
Last week, a group of scientists replaced a number of meters on the edge of the volcano’s caldera.
“This is an important place of measurements, but very difficult, because of frequent icing and stormy weather, which make the station require a lot of maintenance. We’re building it up to better withstand [inclement] weather and winds.”
You can watch a close-up of the famous volcano in this video, which was taken during the scientists’ trip.