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Aerial photo of the NE rim of the Kverkjökull glacier with deposits of the flood and ash from the phreatic explosion (
Saturday, Aug 17, 2013
A small phreatic eruption seems to have taken place yesterday at the ice-covered Kverkfjoell central volcano. The steam-driven (no fresh magma involved) explosion followed a small glacial flood on 15 August the Kverkjökull glacier released into the Volga river and was probably a result of the pressure release during the flood. [more]
Location of quakes (Icelandic Met Office)
Saturday, Oct 20, 2012
A small earthquake swarm occurred on Saturday at Kverkfjoell volcano with about 20 quakes. The largest was a magnitude 2.6 event at 1.1 km depth. ... [more]

Kverkfjöll volcano

Stratovolcano 1920? m (ca. 6,299 ft)
Eastern Iceland, 64.65°N / -16.72°W
Current status: restless (2 out of 5)
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Last update: 17 Aug 2013 (glacial flood, minor phreatic activity)
Typical eruption style: Effusive
Kverkfjöll volcano eruptions: 1655, 1729, 1729, 1929, 1959, 1968
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 24 May
Wed, 24 May 18:42 UTCM 0.5 / 6.5 km7 km7.8 km SW of Grímsfjall
Wed, 24 May 13:26 UTCM 0.1 / 0.1 km3 km3.6 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 24 May 13:25 UTCM 0.5 / 4.1 km4 km2.7 km SW of Grímsfjall
Wed, 24 May 12:29 UTCM 0.1 / 17.8 km16 km16.5 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 24 May 12:29 UTCM 0.8 / 4.9 km16 km16.6 km NNE of Grímsfjall
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Kverkfjöll, a large stratovolcano is hidden beneath the NE end of the Vatnajökull glacier. It has two elliptical ice-filled calderas, 8 x 5 km in diameter.
Fissures from the volcano can be traced 60 km to the NE. Kverkfjöll has had a number of subglacial eruptions in historic times.

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