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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
Sat, 18 Aug
Sat, 18 Aug 01:43 UTCM 1.3 / 12 km21 km39.9 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Sat, 18 Aug 01:21 UTCM 1.3 / 9.9 km18 km36.6 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Sat, 18 Aug 00:48 UTCM 1.5 / 1.1 km19 km36.7 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Fri, 17 Aug
Fri, 17 Aug 19:22 UTCM 1.5 / 1.1 km22 km35.3 km W of Hágöngulón
Mon, 13 Aug
Mon, 13 Aug 19:33 UTCM 1.8 / 1.1 km24 km33.0 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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