Krísuvík Volcano | John Seach

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(Krysuvik)

Iceland

63.93 N, 22.10 W
summit elevation 379 m
crater rows

Krísuvík Volcano is located in SW Iceland, west of lake Kleifarvatn. It consists of crater rows and small shield volcanoes.

2011-12 Earthquake swarm
In February 2011 a seismic swarm occurred at Krísuvík volcano. Eight earthquakes were larger than magnitude exceeding 3, and some felt in the capital of Iceland Reykjavík. The largest earthquake was magnitude M 4.2 occurred on the 27 February 2012 and was located west of lake Kleifarvatn.

Deformation at the volcano
Inflation and deflation episodes were measured at Krisuvik volcanic system in 2009-2010.

1188 Eruption
A large eruption occurred from the Ogmundargigar crater row in 1188.

Krísuvík Volcano Eruptions

1340?, 1325?, 1188, 1151, 1075 ± 75, 900 AD?, 190 BC ± 75, 1060 BC ± 75, 5290 BC ± 150