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Tungnafellsjökull volcano

Stratovolcano 1535 m (ca. 5,036 ft)
Iceland, 64.73°N / -17.94°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 21 Feb
Wed, 21 Feb 00:59 UTCM 0.7 / 0.2 km8 km5.4 km ENE of Grímsfjall
Tue, 20 Feb
Tue, 20 Feb 05:40 UTCM 1.4 / 6.2 km3 km2.3 km WSW of Grímsfjall
Tue, 20 Feb 01:07 UTCM 0.8 / 11.6 km19 km19.5 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 20 Feb 01:07 UTCM 1.1 / 14.8 km17 km18.2 km NNE of Grímsfjall
Mon, 19 Feb
Mon, 19 Feb 15:12 UTCM 1.5 / 0.7 km6 km4.2 km ENE of Grímsfjall
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Tungnafellsjökull central volcano has not have recorded historical activity, but is considered an active volcano that has erupted during the past 10,000 year, mainly from flank fissures on the NE side where young basaltic lava flows occur.

Background:

It is located to the NW of the Vatnajökull glacier and contains two calderas. One is largely filled by the Tungnafellsjökull glacier, while the other one to the SE is free of ice and has old rhyolitic lava flows.


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