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Kverkfjöll volcano

Updated: Jul 4, 2022 06:52 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 1920? m (ca. 6,299 ft)
Eastern Iceland, 64.65°N / -16.72°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 16 Dec 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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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Kverkfjöll volcano eruptions: 1655, 1729, 1729, 1929, 1959, 1968
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 28, 2022 10:22 pm (GMT +0) (Jun 28, 2022 22:22 GMT)
1.3

1.1 km
34 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 6.3 Km N of Grímsfjall
Monday, June 27, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 27, 2022 8:57 am (GMT +0) (Jun 27, 2022 08:57 GMT)
1.9

2.3 km
35 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 12.8 Km E of Hamarinn
Jun 27, 2022 1:24 am (GMT +0) (Jun 27, 2022 01:24 GMT)
1.4

4.3 km
40 km (25 mi)
Iceland: 3.1 Km W of Grímsfjall
Wednesday, June 22, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 22, 2022 4:15 am (GMT +0) (Jun 22, 2022 04:15 GMT)
3.0

5.2 km
33 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 14.6 Km SSE of Bárðarbunga

Kverkfjöll Photos

Kverkfjöll volcano and part of the Vatnajökull glacier in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Kverkfjöll volcano and part of the Vatnajökull glacier in the background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Central section of the lava flow with parts of Kverkfjöll volcano and Vatnajökull glacier in background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Central section of the lava flow with parts of Kverkfjöll volcano and Vatnajökull glacier in background. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
 



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