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Kerlingarfjöll volcano

Stratovolcano 1488 m (4,882 ft)
Iceland, 64.64°N / -19.24°W
Current status: normal or 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
Tue, 4 Dec
Tue, 4 Dec 12:49 UTCM 1.1 / 10.2 km25 km26.8 km NNE of Geysir
Tue, 4 Dec 11:57 UTCM 1.2 / 3.8 km24 km24.4 km NNE of Geysir
Tue, 4 Dec 11:32 UTCM 1.3 / 4.9 km25 km26.4 km NNE of Geysir
Sun, 11 Nov
Sun, 11 Nov 21:56 UTCM 1.1 / 12.8 km21 km22.0 km NNE of Geysir
Sun, 11 Nov 21:56 UTCM 0.6 / 9.3 km24 km24.3 km NNE 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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