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Epicenters of recent earthquakes south of Hekla
Tuesday, Apr 14, 2015
Enjambres de pequeños terremotos ocurrieron a profundidades someras durante los últimos días cerca del volcán. Los terremotos fueron situado aprox. 6-10 km al sur del volcán Hekla y a profundidades someras unos 5 km. ... [Leer más]
Earthquakes in southern Iceland during the past 48 hours
Monday, Apr 14, 2014
Un enjambre de terremotos (alrededor de 8 kilómetros de profundidad) superficial incluyendo dos terremotos de magnitud 2,7 y 2,9 ha comenzado en un área al sur del volcán Hekla a 12 km. ... [Leer más]
 

Hekla volcano

estratovolcán 1491 m (4,892 ft)
Iceland, 63.99°N / -19.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Last update: 2 Oct 2018 (seismic unrest)
Typical eruption style: Explosivas y efusivas.
Erupciones del volcán Hekla: 1104 (large, Plinian eruption), 1158, 1206, 1222, 1300, 1341, 1389, 1440(?), 1510, 1554, 1597, 1636-37, 1693, 1725, 1766-68, 1845-46, 1878, 1913, 1947-48, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1991, 2000Hekla in eruption in March 2000 with the large black lava flow in the foreground from that eruption.
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Tue, 26 Mar 2019
Tue, 26 Mar 17:29 UTCM 0.6 / 8 km16 km15.2 km SE of Árnes (Iceland)
Tue, 26 Mar 11:05 UTCM 1.0 / 2.5 km8 km11.3 km NNW of Álftavatn (Iceland)
Mon, 25 Mar 2019
Mon, 25 Mar 16:00 UTCM 0.9 / 2.8 km7 km10.4 km W of Landmannalaugar (Iceland)
Mon, 25 Mar 08:28 UTCM 0.5 / 0.1 km8 km6.6 km E of Goðabunga (Iceland)
Sun, 24 Mar 2019
Sun, 24 Mar 21:14 UTCM 1.9 / 1.7 km7 km9.6 km NNW of Álftavatn (Iceland)
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1491-m-high Hekla is one of Iceland's most prominent, most known and active volcanoes. It has frequent eruptions that start with an explosive onset producing eruption plumes, then lava fountains and culminate in large lava flows. Most of the volcano's flanks are covered by extensive lava flows from historical eruptions, dating back to 1104 AD.Hekla seen from the air in March 2000, with the active fissure and the recent lava flows visible

Background:

Hekla is located near the southern end of the eastern rift zone. It sits on a rift-transform junction, and has produced basaltic andesites, in contrast to the tholeiitic basalts typical of Icelandic rift zone volcanoes. Hekla's tephras are generally rich in flourine, which is very hazardous to grazing animals.
The elongated shape of the volcano is caused by a 5.5-km-long fissure, Heklugjá, that cuts across the volcano and is often active along its full length during major eruptions. Repeated such eruptions, oblique to most rifting structures in the eastern volcanic zone, have created Hekla's elongated ENE-WSW profile.
Frequent large explosive eruptions during historical times have deposited tephra throughout Iceland and provide important time markers that can be used to date eruptions from other volcanoes in Iceland.

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