Kverkfjöll volcano

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: 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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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Kverkfjöll volcano eruptions: 1655, 1729, 1729, 1929, 1959, 1968

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 14 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
14 Jun 2021 01:35:23 GMT
1.3

16 km
22 km (14 mi)
Iceland: 18.6 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga
14 Jun 2021 01:34:35 GMT
0.8

1.1 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 18.2 Km SSE of Kistufell
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
13 Jun 2021 23:32:45 GMT
1.0

20 km
20 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 19.6 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga
13 Jun 2021 23:09:05 GMT
0.2

5.2 km
21 km (13 mi)
Iceland: 16.1 Km ENE of Kistufell
13 Jun 2021 20:55:32 GMT
0.5

1.1 km
18 km (11 mi)
Iceland: 18.0 Km SSE of Kistufell

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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