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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: effusive
Eldey volcano eruptions: 1926, 1884(?), 1879, 1422, 1340, 1211
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 12 Aug 2020
Wed, 12 Aug 11:57 UTCM 1.0 / 7.8 km7 km6.5 km NNW of Eldey (Iceland)
Tue, 11 Aug 2020
Tue, 11 Aug 21:51 UTCM 1.3 / 1.1 km10 km10.1 km NW of Eldeyjardrangur (Iceland)
Thu, 6 Aug 2020
Thu, 6 Aug 03:37 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km16 km3.7 km SSE of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
Thu, 6 Aug 03:30 UTCM 0.4 / 5.1 km14 km4.4 km WNW of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
Thu, 6 Aug 01:48 UTCM 1.2 / 6.5 km14 km4.2 km W of Reykjanestá (Iceland)
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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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