Kolbeinsey Ridge

Volcano number:375010
Region:Iceland and Arctic Ocean
Geodetic measurements?No
Deformation observation?No
Measurement method(s):No measurements
Duration of observation:
Inferred cause of deformation:
Characteristics of deformation:

The Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO) leads long-term monitoring of geohazards in Iceland and is responsible for maintaining instrument networks for this purpose. FutureVolc detail a description of in-situ monitoring networks in Iceland and available results. In-situ instrumentation to monitor geological hazards in Iceland includes seismic, GPS, strain, hydrological, radar, infrasound networks, and scanning DOAS spectrometers. With InSAR, the volcanoes in Iceland are not covered by a single systematic study but 85% of them have been included in separate studies of volcanic, seismic, cryospheric or geothermal processes (Biggs et al., 2014).

Reference:Smithsonian Institution Global Volcanism Program
Location:-18.5, 66.67

View of Kolbeinsey Ridge. Source: Sindre Skrede and Wikipedia