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Kerlingarfjöll volcano

Stratovolcano 1488 m (4,882 ft)
Iceland, 64.64°N / -19.24°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive and explosive.


Kerlingarfjöll volcano eruptions: None during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 02:58 UTCM 1.3 / 6.7 km23 km32.4 km NE of Geysir
Sun, 10 Dec
Sun, 10 Dec 23:02 UTCM 1.7 / 9.4 km4 km26.7 km ESE of Hveravellir
Tue, 5 Dec
Tue, 5 Dec 18:42 UTCM 1.6 / 8.3 km19 km20.1 km SW of Laugafell
Wed, 22 Nov
Wed, 22 Nov 15:06 UTCM 1.3 / 7.4 km12 km20.8 km SE of Eiríksjökull
Tue, 21 Nov
Tue, 21 Nov 10:42 UTCM 1.7 / 10.3 km14 km28.8 km ESE of Eiríksjökull
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Kerlingarfjöll is a glacially dissected, largely Pleistocene rhyolitic central volcano located SW of the Hofsjökull icecap.

Background:

Steep-sided Pleistocene rhyolitic lava domes and numerous hot springs occupy two calderas at the center of the 5 x 7 km wide complex. Holocene flank fissures on the NE side produced the Illahraun lava flow, which traveled more than 20 km to the south. Fumarolic activity at Kerlingarfjöll, mostly concentrated in the center of the complex, is the most vigorous in Iceland.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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