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Vatnafjöll volcano

Spalteneruptionen 1235 m / 4,052 ft
Southern Iceland, 63.92°N / -19.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

The Vatnafjöll volcanic system, lying immediately SE of Hekla volcano, is a 40-km-long, 9-km-wide collection of alkali basaltic fissures and crater rows.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Erupciones del volcán Vatnafjöll: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Sun, 11 Apr 2021 (GMT) (5 temblores)
11 Apr 2021 09:51:54 GMT
0.7

4.9 km - Más
86 km2.9 Km N of Hellisheiðarvirkjun, Iceland
11 Apr 2021 09:10:30 GMT
1.5

3.7 km - Más
67 km8.6 Km SE of Skjaldbreið, Iceland
11 Apr 2021 08:02:33 GMT
1.1

16 km - Más
44 km3.5 Km NW of Hábunga, Iceland
11 Apr 2021 06:29:37 GMT
0.4

7.4 km - Más
78 km3.0 Km SW of Hrómundartindi, Iceland
11 Apr 2021 04:37:06 GMT
1.1

1.1 km - Más
45 km4.5 Km NNE of Hábunga, Iceland

Background

Volcanism has migrated from the SW to the NE during the early to late Holocene. This volcanic system has been one of Iceland's most active. More than two dozen fissure eruptions have occurred during the Holocene, most recently about 1200 years ago.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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