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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-11990

Glacier-covered Beerenberg volcano rises above the western coast of Jan Mayen at the northern end of the island. This remote island in the Norwegian Sea along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge about 650 km NE of Iceland consists of two volcanic complexes separated by a narrow isthmus. The Beerenberg stratovolcano has a 1-km-wide summit crater and numerous flank cinder cones. Reported eruptions from Beerenberg date back to the 18th century. Photo by Gernot Hecker, 2005 (Wikimedia Commons).

Glacier-covered Beerenberg volcano rises above the western coast of Jan Mayen at the northern end of the island. This remote island in the Norwegian Sea along the Mid-Atlantic Ridge about 650 km NE of Iceland consists of two volcanic complexes separated by a narrow isthmus. The Beerenberg stratovolcano has a 1-km-wide summit crater and numerous flank cinder cones. Reported eruptions from Beerenberg date back to the 18th century.

Photo by Gernot Hecker, 2005 (Wikimedia Commons).

Keywords: stratovolcano


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