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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)
Kerlingarfjöll volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive and explosive.


Kerlingarfjöll volcano eruptions: None during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 11 Oct
Wed, 11 Oct 18:34 UTCM 1.1 / 13.8 km33 km20.8 km N of Sigöldustöð
Wed, 4 Oct
Wed, 4 Oct 12:08 UTCM 1.4 / 1.1 km38 km18.4 km NNE of Sigöldustöð
Mon, 2 Oct
Mon, 2 Oct 01:30 UTCM 0.8 / 3.1 km22 km32.5 km NE of Geysir
Sat, 23 Sep
Sat, 23 Sep 12:51 UTCM 1.7 / 16 km22 km32.4 km NE of Geysir
Tue, 19 Sep
Tue, 19 Sep 19:10 UTCM 0.8 / 19 km28 km35.2 km NW of Sigöldustöð
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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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