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sam., 17 août 2013, 10:03
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. ... lire toutes
sam., 20 oct. 2012, 12:05
Location of quakes (Icelandic Met Office)
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. lire toutes

Kverkfjöll volcan

Stratovolcano 1920? m (ca. 6,299 ft)
Eastern Iceland, 64.65°N / -16.72°W
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
Last update: 1 Mar 2020 (glacial flood, minor phreatic activity)

Kverkfjöll, a large stratovolcano is hidden beneath the NE end of the Vatnajökull glacier. It has two elliptical ice-filled calderas, 8 x 5 km in diameter.
Fissures from the volcano can be traced 60 km to the NE. Kverkfjöll has had a number of subglacial eruptions in historic times.

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Style éruptif tipique: Effusive
Eruptions du volcan Kverkfjöll:

1655, 1729, 1729, 1929, 1959, 1968

Latest nearby earthquakes

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistanceLieu
Wed, 14 Apr 2021 (GMT) (5 séismes)
14 Apr 2021 18:30:01 GMT

8.8 km - Plus
61 km1.3 Km W of Herðubreið, Iceland
14 Apr 2021 17:16:47 GMT

10.5 km - Plus
62 km1.5 Km NW of Herðubreið, Iceland
14 Apr 2021 14:08:58 GMT

2.4 km - Plus
63 km2.1 Km NNE of Herðubreið, Iceland
14 Apr 2021 14:08:58 GMT

4.3 km - Plus
63 km1.8 Km N of Herðubreið, Iceland
14 Apr 2021 12:32:46 GMT

12 km - Plus
56 km18.4 Km SW of Grímsfjall, Iceland

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