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Prestahnukur volcano

Volcán en escudo (subglacial) 1390 m (4,560 ft) (?)
Iceland, 64.6°N / -20.58°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows).
Erupciones del volcán Prestahnukur: none during historic times, last eruption radiocarbon-dated at 7550 BC +-500 years
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Mon, 14 Oct 2019
Mon, 14 Oct 19:00 UTCM 1.7 / 7 km16 km22.9 km N of Geysir (Iceland)
Sat, 12 Oct 2019
Sat, 12 Oct 04:34 UTCM 0.6 / 9.1 km1 km17.8 km ESE of Húsafell (Iceland)
Wed, 9 Oct 2019
Wed, 9 Oct 05:43 UTCM 1.4 / 7.1 km13 km14.6 km SSE of Eiríksjökull (Iceland)
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Mon, 30 Sep 02:48 UTCM 2.3 / 5.2 km9 km13.9 km SSE of Húsafell (Iceland)
Sun, 29 Sep 2019
Sun, 29 Sep 14:17 UTCM 1.5 / 6.4 km8 km13.5 km SE of Húsafell (Iceland)
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Prestahnukur volcano is a large subglacial shield volcano in SW Iceland. It is located beneath at the SW end of the Langjökull icecap. Prestahnukur has rift zones to the north and SW. Eruptions occurred from the rift zones in the past 10,000 years.


Hot springs are associated with the rhyolitic Prestahnukur central volcano. The classic Icelandic shield volcano Skjaldbreidur was formed at the southern end of the Prestahnukur volcanic system, between Thorsjökull glacier and Thingvallavatn lake. The broad, low-angle shield volcano produced 17 cu km of basaltic lava flows during the early Holocene.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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