BackgroundAccording to Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes used by the Global Volcanism Project's database, the Fagradalsfjall fissure swarm is considered the southwestern branch or a secondary part of the larger Krýsuvík–Trölladyngja volcanic system. However, we follow different publications that regard Fagradalsfjall as own volcanic system (or volcano in a wider sense).
Fadradalsfjall mountain is a Pleistocene table mountain in the Reykjanes Peninsula NE of Grindavik, and the remnant of a subglacial eruption during the latest glaciation.
Source: Smithsonian / GVP volcano information
The main vent of the 2021 Fagradalsfjall eruption on Iceland (Photo: World-Geographic)
The active cone of the Fagradalsfjall volcano eruption in Iceland in June 2021 (Photo: World-Geographic)
Begin of a lava fountain phase at the main cone on the Fagradalsfjall eruption in Iceland, May 2021 (Photo: World-Geographic)
Lava flows from Fagradalsfjall's eruption in 2021 (Photo: Bastian)
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