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  • Mýrdalsjökull is a glacier in the south of Iceland. It is to the north of Vík í Mýrdal and to the east of the smaller glacier Eyjafjallajökull. Between these two glaciers is Fimmvörðuháls pass. Its peak reaches 1,493 m in height and in 1980 it covered an area of 595 km². The icecap of the glacier covers an active volcano called Katla. The caldera of the volcano has a diameter of 10 km and the volcano erupts usually every 40–80 years. The last eruption took place in 1918. Scientists are actively monitoring the volcano, particularly after the eruption of nearby Eyjafjallajökull began in April 2010. Since the year 930, 16 eruptions have been documented. The Eldgjá, a volcanic eruption fissure about 30 km long, which erupted in the year 936, is part of the same volcanic system. Before the Hringvegur was built, people feared traversing the plains in front of the volcano because of the frequent jökulhlaups and the deep rivers to be crossed, although the road is still vulnerable to major events. Especially dangerous was the glacial flood after the eruption of 1918 when the coastline was extended by 5 km by laharic flood deposits. Wikipedia

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