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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
Wed, 19 Apr
Wed, 19 Apr 12:18 UTCM 1.3 / 1.5 km20 km19.8 km SSW of Laugafell
Wed, 19 Apr 12:18 UTCM 0.9 / 0.6 km20 km19.7 km SW of Laugafell
Tue, 11 Apr
Tue, 11 Apr 03:42 UTCM 0.4 / 5.8 km37 km29.5 km SW of Hágöngulón
Sat, 1 Apr
Sat, 1 Apr 21:47 UTCM 0.8 / 3.7 km3 km28.2 km ESE of Hveravellir
Thu, 30 Mar
Thu, 30 Mar 17:46 UTCM 1.0 / 10.1 km20 km18.8 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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