Brennisteinsfjöll volcano

Updated: Aug 10, 2022 05:36 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
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 2, 2022 2:27 am (GMT +0) (Aug 2, 2022 02:27 GMT)
5.0

3.9 km
9.5 km (5.9 mi)
Iceland: 4.6 Km NNE of Krýsuvík
Sunday, July 31, 2022 GMT (3 quakes)
Jul 31, 2022 5:48 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 31, 2022 17:48 GMT)
5.2

1.1 km
26 km (16 mi)
Iceland: 5.2 Km SW of Fagradalsfjall
Jul 31, 2022 5:47 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 31, 2022 17:47 GMT)
5.5

2.7 km
28 km (17 mi)
Iceland: 3.3 Km NE of Grindavík
Jul 31, 2022 5:47 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 31, 2022 17:47 GMT)
5.0

0.3 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Iceland: 3.1 Km SE of Keilir

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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