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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
Mon, 12 Feb
Mon, 12 Feb 18:22 UTCM 1.4 / 3.6 km1 km29.6 km SSE of Hveravellir
Thu, 1 Feb
Thu, 1 Feb 14:21 UTCM 0.6 / 3.6 km38 km29.0 km NNW of Laki
Wed, 31 Jan
Wed, 31 Jan 22:02 UTCM 1.4 / 7.8 km19 km39.6 km S of Hveravellir
Tue, 23 Jan
Tue, 23 Jan 14:06 UTCM 0.6 / 8.8 km34 km29.4 km NNW of Laki
Mon, 22 Jan
Mon, 22 Jan 21:28 UTCM 1.6 / 2.6 km21 km18.1 km SW of Laugafell
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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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