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Kverkfjöll vulcano

Aggiornato: 29 gen. 2023 03:04 GMT -
Stratovolcano 1920? m (ca. 6,299 ft)
Eastern Iceland, 64.65°N / -16.72°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 16 dic 2021 (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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Stile eruttivo tipico: Effusive
Eruzioni del vulcano Kverkfjöll: 1655, 1729, 1729, 1929, 1959, 1968

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
sabato, 28 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
28 gen 2023 00:56 (GMT +0) (28 gen 2023 00:56 GMT)
1.4

4 km
38 km (24 mi)
Iceland: 1.6 Km WNW of Grímsfjall
domenica, 22 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
22 gen 2023 05:20 (GMT +0) (22 gen 2023 05:20 GMT)
1.9

0.1 km
31 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 7.3 Km E of Bárðarbunga
sabato, 21 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
21 gen 2023 08:20 (GMT +0) (21 gen 2023 08:20 GMT)
1.4

0.1 km
34 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 4.8 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga
mercoledì, 18 gennaio 2023 GMT (2 sismi)
18 gen 2023 20:43 (GMT +0) (18 gen 2023 20:43 GMT)
1.6

2 km
37 km (23 mi)
Iceland: 0.2 Km NE of Grímsfjall
18 gen 2023 14:16 (GMT +0) (18 gen 2023 14:16 GMT)
1.6

2.8 km
34 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 4.6 Km NNE of Grímsfjall

Kverkfjöll Photos




See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Sat, 17 Aug 2013, 10:03

Kverkfjoell volcano (Iceland): glacial flood and small phreatic explosion (Icelandic Civil Protection)

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. ... Read all
Wed, 14 Aug 2013, 06:00

Kverkfjoll volcano (Iceland) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 14 August-20 August 2013 (New Activity / Unrest)

On 15 August park rangers noted unusually high water in the Volgu River, which originates from a water-filled depression called Gengissig in a geothermal area of Kverkfjöll; the high water destroyed a walking bridge. The next day an overflight of the area by members of National Commissioner of the Icelandic Police (NCIP), the Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO), and the Institute of Earth Sciences revealed that Gengissig was empty and that a phreatic explosion had deposited streaks of dark material on the rock and snow. ... Read all
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