From Iceland — Earthquake Detected Under Katla, No Changelings Emerge

Earthquake Detected Under Katla, No Changelings Emerge

Published July 30, 2021

Erik Pomrenke
Photo by
Veðurstofa Íslands

Last night, July 29th, a 3.2 magnitude earthquake was registered under Katla.

According to RUV, the earthquake was registered at 19:20, with another following at 19:22. Around 20 aftershocks have been recorded since.

In a statement to RUV, an officer from the meteorological service states that although the seismic activity is considerable, there is no sign of an imminent eruption.

Katla earthquake
Katla earthquake

In addition to a hit Netflix drama directed by Baltasar Kormákur, Katla is also a volcano in southern Iceland. Historically, it has erupted in cycles ranging from 20 to 90 years. It has not had a major eruption since 1918, making it 103 years since the last major activity.

Earthquakes can be monitored throughout Iceland here, at the Meteorological Office of Iceland’s website.

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