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Theistareykjarbunga volcano

Caldera 564 m (1,850 ft)
Iceland, 65.88°N / -16.84°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 21 Feb
Wed, 21 Feb 02:02 UTCM 1.1 / 7.4 km27 km5.5 km NNW of Húsavík
Wed, 21 Feb 00:09 UTCM 1.3 / 1.1 km21 km21.8 km NW of Ásbyrgi
Tue, 20 Feb
Tue, 20 Feb 21:23 UTCM 1.0 / 1.1 km39 km14.0 km WSW of Húsavík
Tue, 20 Feb 04:06 UTCM 1.0 / 1.1 km24 km7.9 km N of Húsavík
Tue, 20 Feb 02:31 UTCM 1.1 / 13.6 km31 km7.7 km ESE of Flatey
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The Holocene Theistareykjarbunga basaltic shield volcano (also known as Theistareykir) and its associated N-S fissure system extends from north of Myvatn lake to the northern coast of Iceland.

Background:

The low, 564-m-high Theistareykjarbunga shield volcano is the northernmost subaerial volcanic system along the eastern volcanic zone of Iceland. The Theistareykjarbunga segment is dominated by the 30 cu km Storaviti shield volcano, which was formed slightly after deglaciation. The youngest dated eruption produced the Theistareykjahraun lava flow about 2700 years ago.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


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