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Kverkfjoell volcano (Iceland): glacial flood and small phreatic explosion (Icelandic Civil Protection)
Saturday Aug 17, 2013 10:03 AM | AUTEUR : T
Aerial photo of the NE rim of the Kverkjökull glacier with deposits of the flood and ash from the phreatic explosion (A small phreatic eruption seems to have taken place yesterday at the ice-covered Kverkfjoell central volcano. The steam-driven (no fresh magma involved) explosion followed a small glacial flood on 15 August the Kverkjökull glacier released into the Volga river and was probably a result of the pressure release during the flood.
- Icelandic Civil Protection (facebook)
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012
A small earthquake swarm occurred on Saturday at Kverkfjoell volcano with about 20 quakes. The largest was a magnitude 2.6 event at 1.1 km depth. ... [details]