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Fagradalsfjall ηφαίστειο

Fissure swarm 385 m / 1263 ft
Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland, 63.89°N / -22.27°W
Current status: ανήσυχος (2 out of 5)
Last update: 7 Jan 2022 (magma likely won't reach surface as models indicate)

Fagradalsfjall mountain is a tuya that erupted during the last glaciation under the ice shield. The broader Fagradalsfjall volcanic system comprises an area of eruptive fissures (fissure swarm), cones and lava fields in the southern part of the Reykjanes peninsula.
A strong seismic crisis began in the area near Fagradalsfjall since late Feb 2021, interpreted as intrusion of magma at shallow depth. This led to the first historic eruption of the volcano on 19 March 2021.

Διαδραστικός χάρτης
Typical eruption style: fissure eruptions, lava flows
Fagradalsfjall ηφαίστειο εκρήξεις: 2021 new fissure eruption (started 19 Mar, ongoing)
None during the past 10,000 years
Less than few million years ago (Pleistocene)
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
ΏραMag. / ΒάθοςΑπόσταση/Τοποθεσία
Τετάρτη, 25 Μαΐου 2022 GMT (3 σεισμοί)
25 Μαΐ 2022 08:56 (GMT +0) (25 Μαΐ 2022 08:56 GMT)

1.1 km
9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Iceland: 4.8 Km N of Grindavík
25 Μαΐ 2022 04:26 (GMT +0) (25 Μαΐ 2022 04:26 GMT)

5.5 km
7.9 km (4.9 mi)
Iceland: 3.0 Km NNE of Grindavík
25 Μαΐ 2022 00:01 (GMT +0) (25 Μαΐ 2022 00:01 GMT)

5 km
7.8 km (4.8 mi)
Iceland: 2.8 Km NE of Grindavík
Κυριακή, 22 Μαΐου 2022 GMT (1 σεισμός)
22 Μαΐ 2022 09:57 (GMT +0) (22 Μαΐ 2022 09:57 GMT)

4.5 km
11 km (6.8 mi)
Iceland: 2.5 Km NW of Grindavík
Παρασκευή, 20 Μαΐου 2022 GMT (1 σεισμός)
20 Μαΐ 2022 18:33 (GMT +0) (20 Μαΐ 2022 18:33 GMT)

6.6 km
29 km (18 mi)
Iceland: 6.8 Km WNW of Reykjanestá


According to Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes used by the Global Volcanism Project's database, the Fagradalsfjall fissure swarm is considered the southwestern branch or a secondary part of the larger Krýsuvík–Trölladyngja volcanic system. However, we follow different publications that regard Fagradalsfjall as own volcanic system (or volcano in a wider sense).
Fadradalsfjall mountain is a Pleistocene table mountain in the Reykjanes Peninsula NE of Grindavik, and the remnant of a subglacial eruption during the latest glaciation.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information

Fagradalsfjall Φωτογραφίες

The active cone of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption in Iceland in June 2021 (Photo: World-Geographic)
The active cone of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption in Iceland in June 2021 (Photo: World-Geographic)
Begin of a lava fountain phase at the main cone on the Fagradalsfjall eruption in Iceland, May 2021 (Photo: World-Geographic)
Begin of a lava fountain phase at the main cone on the Fagradalsfjall eruption in Iceland, May 2021 (Photo: World-Geographic)

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