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Time and depth of quakes (7 Oct 2012) near Brenisteinsfjöll volcano
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
Un nuevo enjambre terremoto ocurrido el fin de semana en la península de Reykjanes de Islandia, en la zona volcánica de rift unos 12 km S-O de Brenisteinsfjöll volcán. Los temblores más grandes fue un evento M3.8 a 5 km de profundidad el viernes a las 19:42 UTC. [Leer más]
Map of the quakes (red: within 48 hours, yellow: past week)
Monday, Sep 03, 2012
Un enjambre de terremoto empezó ayer NE del volcán Breinnisteinsfjöll en la SISZ (zona de sismica de Islandia del Sur) en la península de Reykjanes. El enjambre es en la zona del reciente sismo 4.4 el 30 de agosto y su enjambre de réplicas. ... [Leer más]

Brennisteinsfjöll volcano

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) | Reports
Brennisteinsfjöll volcano books
Last update: 16 May 2018 (earthquake swarms)
Typical eruption style: Efusiva (flujos de lava)
Erupciones del volcán Brennisteinsfjöll: 1000(?), 1188(?), 1200(?), 1341
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Fri, 18 Oct 2019
Fri, 18 Oct 04:33 UTCM 0.6 / 1.4 km13 km10.4 km W of Þorlákshöfn (Iceland)
Thu, 17 Oct 2019
Thu, 17 Oct 06:23 UTCM 0.1 / 7.7 km12 km5.8 km SSE of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
Tue, 15 Oct 05:08 UTCM 1.8 / 1.1 km3 km12.2 km E of Krýsuvík (Iceland)
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Sat, 12 Oct 10:19 UTCM 0.5 / 8.5 km15 km4.7 km E of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Sat, 12 Oct 10:19 UTCM 0.3 / 8.3 km15 km4.0 km E of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
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The Brennisteinsfjöll volcanic system, located east of Kleifarvatn lake, consists of a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows and small shield volcanoes.


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

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