Eldey volcano

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

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 2 Aug 2021 (GMT) (5 earthquakes)
2 Aug 2021 18:48:21 GMT

4.5 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 3.7 Km N of Reykjanestá
2 Aug 2021 18:21:47 GMT

5.8 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 3.7 Km N of Reykjanestá
2 Aug 2021 16:19:38 GMT

3 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 1.1 Km NNW of Grindavík
2 Aug 2021 10:50:26 GMT

5.2 km
23 km (14 mi)
Iceland: 7.2 Km NNE of Reykjanestá
2 Aug 2021 09:46:48 GMT

3.2 km
20 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 6.4 Km N of Reykjanestá

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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