Reykjanes volcano

Actualizado: 7 ago. 2022 15:41 GMT - Refresh
Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 8 jun 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Reykjanes volcano on the peninsula of the same name is a vast fissure system in SW Iceland. It is located where the Mid Atlantic Ridge emerges onto land.
It forms a vast area with many eruptive fissures, lava fields, hot springs and mud pools. In 2000, a large earthquake lowered the water level in Lake Kleifarvatn by 5 metres, but has gradually returned to normal since then.

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Typical eruption style: effusive (lava flows)
Erupciones del volcán Reykjanes: 1211, 1226
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
Fecha / HoraRevista / Prof.Distancia/Ubicación
domingo, 7 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
7 ago 2022 10:25 (GMT +0) (7 ago 2022 10:25 GMT)
3.0

6.2 km
4.6 km (2.9 mi)
Iceland: 6.7 Km WNW of Grindavík
jueves, 4 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
4 ago 2022 21:46 (GMT +0) (4 ago 2022 21:46 GMT)
4.8

4.9 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Iceland: 2.8 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall
lunes, 1 agosto 2022 GMT (1 sismo)
1 ago 2022 11:59 (GMT +0) (1 ago 2022 11:59 GMT)
4.8

1.1 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Iceland: 2.3 Km ENE of Fagradalsfjall
domingo, 31 julio 2022 GMT (2 sismos)
31 jul 2022 17:48 (GMT +0) (31 jul 2022 17:48 GMT)
5.2

1.1 km
8.8 km (5.5 mi)
Iceland: 5.2 Km SW of Fagradalsfjall
31 jul 2022 17:47 (GMT +0) (31 jul 2022 17:47 GMT)
5.5

2.7 km
7.4 km (4.6 mi)
Iceland: 3.3 Km NE of Grindavík

Background

The Reykjanes volcanic system at the SW tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the Mid Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level, comprises a broad area of postglacial basaltic crater rows and small shield volcanoes.
The Reykjanes volcanic system is the westernmost of a series of four closely-spaced fissure systems that extend diagonally across the Reykjanes Peninsula. Most of the volcanic system is covered by Holocene lavas and eruptions have occurred in historical time during the 13th century at several locations on the NE-SW-trending fissure system.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

Reykjanes Fotos

Gunnuhver geothermal area, Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
Gunnuhver geothermal area, Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
Aerial view towards the SW over the active cone and the lava flow. Reykjanes southern coastline is visible in the background. (Photo: World-Geographic)
Aerial view towards the SW over the active cone and the lava flow. Reykjanes southern coastline is visible in the background. (Photo: World-Geographic)
Sulphur deposits in Gunnuhver geothermal area, Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
Sulphur deposits in Gunnuhver geothermal area, Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
View on the colourful bird cliff of Krýsuvíkurbjarg on the southern coast of Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
View on the colourful bird cliff of Krýsuvíkurbjarg on the southern coast of Reykjanes peninsula, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
 



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