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Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
A new earthquake swarm occurred over the weekend on the Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, on the volcanic rift zone about 12 km SW of Brenisteinsfjöll volcano. The largest quakes was a M3.8 event at 5 km depth on Friday at 19:42 UTC. ... read all
Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012
Update 4 Sep: The swarm still continues with over 30 quakes in the same area so far today. ... read all
 

Brennisteinsfjöll volcano

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) | Reports
Brennisteinsfjöll volcano books
Last update: 1 Mar 2020 (earthquake swarms)
Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Brennisteinsfjöll volcano eruptions: 1000(?), 1188(?), 1200(?), 1341
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 11 Jul 2020
Sat, 11 Jul 03:54 UTCM 1.2 / 5.5 km6 km6.8 km NE of Krýsuvík (Iceland)
Fri, 10 Jul 2020
Fri, 10 Jul 18:30 UTCM 0.7 / 20.4 km10 km3.0 km E of Helgafell (Iceland)
Tue, 7 Jul 2020
Tue, 7 Jul 18:57 UTCM 0.7 / 8.8 km12 km1.1 km ESE of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Tue, 7 Jul 04:01 UTCM 0.5 / 1.1 km13 km6.0 km NNW of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Mon, 6 Jul 2020
Mon, 6 Jul 14:26 UTCM 1.2 / 3.5 km14 km3.6 km N of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
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The Brennisteinsfjöll volcanic system, located east of Kleifarvatn lake, consists of a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows and small shield volcanoes.

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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