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The lava at Holuhraun running into river Jökulsá á Fjöllum

Icelandic Volcano Not In Imminent Danger of Erupting

A number of news media around the world have featured Icelandic volcano Bárðarbunga, after British media such as The Daily Star, Daily Mail and The Sun reported claims that it was ready to erupt. Experts at the Icelandic Met Office consider the claims to be overestimated.

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Katla Gives Pilots Green Light

The Aviation Color Code for Katla volcano, which was changed to yellow last week due to a series of earthquakes, has been changed back to green.

Continued Seismicity in Katla Volcano

The Icelandic Met Office picked up continued seismic activity in Katla volcano yesterday. At 3:12 pm a tremor of magnitude 3.3 occurred. Around 2 am the previous night, earthquakes of magnitude 4.5 and 4.6 hit the volcano—the largest to be recorded there since 1977.

Will Katla Volcano Erupt?

Because Katla is under a glacier, an eruption will be accompanied with a major flood that could do considerable damage to houses, roads and bridges in the area. People who remembered the 1918 eruption shook with fear many year later when they recalled the outburst.

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Katla Quakes Stop

The swarm of earthquakes under the infamous Katla volcano, which had been worrying scientists this week, appears to have all but stopped.

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