Brennisteinsfjöll ηφαίστειο

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.

Διαδραστικός χάρτης
Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Brennisteinsfjöll ηφαίστειο εκρήξεις: 1000(?), 1188(?), 1200(?), 1341
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
ΏραMag. / ΒάθοςΑπόσταση/Τοποθεσία
Κυριακή, 22 Μαΐου 2022 GMT (1 σεισμός)
22 Μαΐ 2022 09:57 (GMT +0) (22 Μαΐ 2022 09:57 GMT)

4.5 km
33 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 2.5 Km NW of Grindavík
Κυριακή, 15 Μαΐου 2022 GMT (3 σεισμοί)
15 Μαΐ 2022 17:38 (GMT +0) (15 Μαΐ 2022 17:38 GMT)

4.1 km
35 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 5.2 Km W of Grindavík
15 Μαΐ 2022 17:38 (GMT +0) (15 Μαΐ 2022 17:38 GMT)

5.2 km
36 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 5.5 Km W of Grindavík
15 Μαΐ 2022 14:17 (GMT +0) (15 Μαΐ 2022 14:17 GMT)

5.3 km
35 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 5.4 Km WNW of Grindavík


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.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
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