Volcanos in Skeiðiflötur

Katla

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Katla je veliki subglacijalni vulkan na jugu Islanda. Visok je 1512 metara. Katla je vrlo aktivan vulkan i registrirano je više njegovih erupcija između 930. i 1918.

Katla je jedan od najvećih vulkana na Islandu. Nalazi se sjeverno od naselja Vík í Mýrdal. Vrhunac mu je djelomično prekriven ledenjakom Mýrdalsjökull. Ima površinu od 595 km2. a kaldera mu ima promjer od 10 kilometara. Ime Katla potječe od riječi Ketill što znači voda. Posljednja erupcija bila je 2011., dok se posebno pamti ona iz 1918. koja je trajala 24 dana.

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26.6km from Kerlingardalsvegur, Iceland

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