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Hofsjökull volcano volcano

Volcán en escudo (subglacial) 1782 m (5,846 ft)
Iceland, 64.78°N / -18.92°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Hofsjökull volcano volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive eruptions from  flank fissures.


Erupciones del volcán Hofsjökull volcano:

None during historic times.

Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Wed, 23 Oct 2019
Wed, 23 Oct 02:37 UTCM 1.7 / 8.2 km5 km29.7 km E of Hveravellir (Iceland)

Background:

Hofsjökull volcano lies along an east-west-trending area connecting the two principal rift zones of Iceland. It bridges the gap between the Reykjanes-Langjökull rift on the west, which terminates at Langjökull, and the eastern zone, which extends NE-ward across east-central Iceland.
The roughly 7 x 11 km central caldera of Hofsjökull volcano lies beneath the western part of the massive Hofsjökull icecap. A small Holocene shield volcano is located at the SW margin of the icecap. Flank fissures north and east of the icecap have produced basaltic lava flows during the Holocene.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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