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Iceland's Katla volcano: Is the volcano in Iceland going to erupt?


What happened to the volcano in Iceland?

The two quakes, with magnitudes of 4.6 and 4.5, were followed by ten smaller tremors.
Experts fear the tremors could lead to a major eruption.Kata
He explained that if the volcano does erupt, it would take at least 90 minutes for lava to break through its ice cap, giving officials time to evacuate the area and alert air traffic control.
Kristín Jónsdóttir, earthquake hazards co-ordinator at the IMO, warned: “It is not a question of whether Katla will erupt, but when.” 
Despite Jónsdóttir's warnings, IMO geophysicist Gunn­ar Guðmunds­son confirmed that there are as yet no signs of magma movement. Katla will continue to be monitored closely over the next few days.
Katla is located 140km from Iceland’s capital, Reykjavik.
When did the volcano in Iceland last erupt?
Katla’s last two eruptions were in 1955 and 1999 but neither was strong enough to break the volcano's icy top.
Its last major volcanic event took place in 1918, when it spewed ash for just over five weeks.
Another volcano in Iceland, Eyjafjallajokull, erupted in 2010. Ash from the eruption shut down most of Europe’s airspace for six days and cancelled more than 100,000 flights.
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