Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Kverkfjoll
Kverkfjöll, seen here from the north, is a large subglacial volcano at the NE end of the Vatnajökull icecap. The Dyngjujökull glacier, an outflow sheet of the Vatnajökull icecap, appears in the foreground during a 1977 glacial surge. Two elliptical ice-filled calderas, 8 x 5 km in diameter, have been identified at Kverkfjöll volcano. An associated fissure swarm can be traced 60 km to the NE. Subglacial historical eruptions have been recorded since the mid-17th century. Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1977 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).
Volcano Number:373050
Volcano Name:Kverkfjoll
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1968
Elevation:1930m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:0
Pop. within 10km:0
Pop. within 30km:0
Pop. within 100km:2901
Latitude:64.653
Longitude:-16.647



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
373050 Kverkfjoll 12663 Confirmed Eruption 1 Hveradalur area Historical Observations 1929 1929
373050 Kverkfjoll 12897 Confirmed Eruption Arnadalsoldugjoska Tephrochronology -7050
373050 Kverkfjoll 12898 Confirmed Eruption Krepputunguhraun, Kverfjallahraun Tephrochronology -5000
373050 Kverkfjoll 12899 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1655/4/15
373050 Kverkfjoll 12900 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1729/2/15
373050 Kverkfjoll 12901 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1729
373050 Kverkfjoll 12902 Confirmed Eruption 1 Historical Observations 1959/7/2
373050 Kverkfjoll 12903 Confirmed Eruption 0 Historical Observations 1968/5/23 1968/6/16
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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