Kolbeinsey Ridge Volcano | John Seach


North of Iceland

66.67 N, 18.50 W
summit elevation -600 m

Kolbeinsey Ridge Volcano is located 24 km NW of Grímsey, an Island off the north coast of Iceland. 

2012 Earthquake Swarm
In October 2012 a sesimic swarm occurred on the Kolbeinsey Ridge, about 20 km off the north coast of Iceland.

1999 Eruption
The eruption of Kolbeinsey Ridge was identified on seismographs by an earthquake swarm 180 km N of Grimsey.

Further reading
Johnson, G.L., Southall, J.R., Young, P.W. and Vogt, P.R., 1972. Origin and structure of the Iceland Plateau and Kolbeinsey Ridge. Journal of Geophysical Research77(29), pp.5688-5696.

Lackschewitz, K.S. and Wallrabe-Adams, H.J., 1991. Composition and origin of sediments on the mid-oceanic Kolbeinsey Ridge, north of Iceland. Marine Geology101(1-4), pp.71-82.

Kolbeinsey Ridge Eruptions

1999, 1755, 1372.