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Theistareykjarbunga volcano

Actualizado: 25 mar. 2023 18:03 GMT -
Caldera 564 m (1,850 ft)
Islandia, 65.88°N / -16.84°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Theistareykjarbunga is a relatively low, 564-m-high basaltic shield volcano in northern Iceland. It belongs to the Theistareykir fissure system, which extends in N-S directions from north of Myvatn lake to the northern coast of Iceland, and represents the northernmost subaerial volcanic system of the Eastern Volcanic Zone in Iceland.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Erupciones del volcán Theistareykjarbunga: 750 BC ± 100 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
jueves, 23 marzo 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
23 mar 2023 00:00 (GMT +0) (23 mar 2023 00:00 GMT)

9.6 km
33 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 4.1 Km N of Húsavík
miércoles, 22 marzo 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
22 mar 2023 17:53 (GMT +0) (22 mar 2023 17:53 GMT)

1.8 km
20 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 1.3 Km S of Kröfluvirkjun
jueves, 16 marzo 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
16 mar 2023 14:51 (GMT +0) (16 mar 2023 14:51 GMT)

2.9 km
20 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 2.2 Km WSW of Kröfluvirkjun
lunes, 13 marzo 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
13 mar 2023 20:22 (GMT +0) (13 mar 2023 20:22 GMT)

2 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 2.7 Km W of Kröfluvirkjun


The Holocene Theistareykjarbunga shield volcano is the northernmost subaerial volcanic system along the eastern volcanic zone of Iceland. The Theistareykjarbunga segment is dominated by the 30 cu km Storaviti shield volcano, which was formed slightly after deglaciation. The youngest dated eruption produced the Theistareykjahraun lava flow about 2,400 years ago.

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