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Brennisteinsfjöll volcano

Updated: Jul 3, 2022 17:30 GMT - Refresh
Crater rows 626 m / 2,054 ft
Reykjanes Peninsula, SW Iceland, 63.92°N / -21.83°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 12 Mar 2022 (earthquake swarms)

The Brennisteinsfjöll volcanic system, located east of Kleifarvatn lake, consists of a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows and small shield volcanoes.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Brennisteinsfjöll volcano eruptions: 1000(?), 1188(?), 1200(?), 1341
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Saturday, July 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 2, 2022 10:09 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 2, 2022 22:09 GMT)
2.3

5.1 km
10.7 km (6.6 mi)
Iceland: 2.2 Km NNE of Krýsuvík
Friday, July 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 1, 2022 6:59 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 1, 2022 18:59 GMT)
3.8

1.1 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
Iceland: 4.6 Km S of Keilir
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 3:59 am (GMT +0) (Jun 30, 2022 03:59 GMT)
2.5

6.2 km
36 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 5.4 Km WNW of Grindavík
Tuesday, June 21, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 21, 2022 9:09 am (GMT +0) (Jun 21, 2022 09:09 GMT)
2.5

4.9 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Iceland: 2.4 Km NW of Krýsuvík
Sunday, June 19, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 19, 2022 8:20 pm (GMT +0) (Jun 19, 2022 20:20 GMT)
2.4

5.3 km
29 km (18 mi)
Iceland: 3.1 Km NNE of Grindavík

Background

Postglacial and historical basaltic lavas cover a wide area. An eruption in 1000 AD was dated by its occurrence at the time of a meeting of the Icelandic outdoor parliament at Thingvellier. The most recent eruption at Brennisteinsfjöll took place in the 14th century.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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