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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive and explosive.


Kerlingarfjöll volcano eruptions: None during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 19 Apr
Thu, 19 Apr 08:10 UTCM 1.3 / 5.7 km17 km17.8 km NE of Geysir
Wed, 18 Apr
Wed, 18 Apr 22:08 UTCM 2.2 / 1.1 km15 km28.4 km S of Hveravellir
Wed, 18 Apr 06:52 UTCM 1.2 / 5.4 km16 km17.0 km NE of Geysir
Wed, 18 Apr 06:52 UTCM 1.6 / 8.2 km17 km17.6 km NE of Geysir
Wed, 11 Apr
Wed, 11 Apr 10:30 UTCM 1.5 / 6 km17 km17.7 km NE of Geysir
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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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