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Geysir volcano

Stratovolcano 700+ m / 2,297 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 64.32°N / -20.3°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Geysir volcano eruptions: Pleistocene
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 20 Jan
Sat, 20 Jan 21:15 UTCM 0.2 / 6.1 km7 km7.6 km ENE of Selfoss
Sat, 20 Jan 18:44 UTCM 0.7 / 7.4 km16 km14.3 km ESE of Árnes
Sat, 20 Jan 18:44 UTCM 0.1 / 3.8 km15 km7.7 km SW of Búrfellsstöð
Sat, 20 Jan 14:08 UTCM 0.6 / 7.1 km16 km15.0 km ESE of Árnes
Sat, 20 Jan 07:23 UTCM 1.0 / 6.1 km19 km4.6 km SE of Skjaldbreið
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Background:

The Geysir volcanic system in the Haukadalur valley of SW Iceland consists of an eroded basaltic central volcano and rhyolitic lava domes of Pleistocene age. Geysers around the world are named for the Geysir geothermal field, which lies SE of the rhyolitic Laugarfjall lava dome and is one of the most frequently visited geological sites in Iceland. No eruptions are known from the Geysir volcanic system during the Holocene.
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