Kerlingarfjöll volcano

Stratovolcano 1488 m (4,882 ft)
Island, 64.64°N / -19.24°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Kerlingarfjöll is a glacially dissected, largely Pleistocene rhyolitic central volcano located SW of the Hofsjökull icecap.

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Typical eruption style:

Effusive and explosive.

Kerlingarfjöll volcano eruptions: None during historic times

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, September 22, 2021 01:26 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 22, 2021 1:26 am (GMT +0) (Sep 22, 2021 01:26 GMT)

25 km
41 km (25 mi)
Iceland: 19.5 Km SW of Laugafell
Friday, September 17, 2021 09:34 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 17, 2021 9:34 am (GMT +0) (Sep 17, 2021 09:34 GMT)

0.3 km
37 km (23 mi)
Iceland: 10.2 Km WNW of Hveravellir
Saturday, September 11, 2021 22:37 GMT (2 earthquakes)
Sep 11, 2021 10:37 pm (GMT +0) (Sep 11, 2021 22:37 GMT)

3.2 km
34 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 27.1 Km ENE of Hveravellir
Sep 11, 2021 10:37 pm (GMT +0) (Sep 11, 2021 22:37 GMT)

3.4 km
33 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 26.0 Km ENE of Hveravellir


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.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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