Eldey volcano

Updated: Aug 13, 2022 00:04 GMT - Refresh
submarine volcano 70 m / 230 ft
Reykjanes Ridge, Iceland, 63.73°N / -23°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Eldey volcanic system is located on the northernmost part of the Reykjanes Ridge and is submarine with the exception of Eldey Island and the skerries (small rocky islands) Eldeyjardrangur, Geirfugladrangur, and Geirfuglasker.
Maximum water depth within the system is about 250 m. Eldey has been moderately active in Holocene time. Characteristic activity consists of explosive submarine basaltic eruptions. Six small eruptions have been located within this system during the last 1,100 years, the last occurring in 1926 CE.

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Typical eruption style: effusive
Eldey volcano eruptions: 1926, 1884(?), 1879, 1422, 1340, 1211
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, August 3, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 3, 2022 12:13 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 3, 2022 12:13 GMT)
3.3

1.1 km
28 km (17 mi)
Iceland: 27.7 Km N of Geirfuglasker
Tuesday, August 2, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 2, 2022 7:00 pm (GMT +0) (Aug 2, 2022 19:00 GMT)
2.8

8.7 km
1.4 km (0.9 mi)
Iceland: 1.9 Km W of Eldeyjardrangur
Monday, August 1, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Aug 1, 2022 4:54 am (GMT +0) (Aug 1, 2022 04:54 GMT)
3.4

1 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
Greenland Sea, 78 km southwest of Reykjavik, Iceland
Saturday, July 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 30, 2022 1:57 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 30, 2022 13:57 GMT)
3.0

3.9 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 5.6 Km N of Reykjanestá



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