Hengill volcan

Mise à jour: 6 juil.. 2022 12:49 GMT - Refresh
Rangées Cratère 803 m (2,634 ft)
Islande, 64.18°N / -21.33°W
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
Last update: 14 mars 2022 (small earthquake swarms under Hengill volcano caused by pumping of water)

The Hengill volcanic system, cutting through Thingvallavatn lake, consists of a series of NE-SW-trending fissure vents, crater rows, and small shield volcanoes occupying a strongly faulted graben.

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Style éruptif tipique:

Effusive (coulées de lave).


Eruptions du volcan Hengill: none confirmed during historic times
Derniers séismes proches:
HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
samedi, 2 juillet 2022 GMT (2 séismes)
2 juil. 2022 22:09 (GMT +0) (2 juil.. 2022 22:09 GMT)
2.3

5.1 km
46 km (29 mi)
Iceland: 2.2 Km NNE of Krýsuvík
2 juil. 2022 22:06 (GMT +0) (2 juil.. 2022 22:06 GMT)
1.5

4.9 km
47 km (29 mi)
Iceland: 2.0 Km NNE of Krýsuvík
mardi, 28 juin 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
28 juin 2022 21:08 (GMT +0) (28 juin. 2022 21:08 GMT)
1.6

4.1 km
14 km (8.7 mi)
Iceland: 2.0 Km NNE of Hellisheiðarvirkjun
samedi, 25 juin 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
25 juin 2022 15:35 (GMT +0) (25 juin. 2022 15:35 GMT)
1.7

5.9 km
7.4 km (4.6 mi)
Iceland: 2.9 Km NNW of Skeggi_á_Hengli

Introduction

Hengill is the easternmost of a series of four closely spaced basaltic fissure systems that cut diagonally across the Reykjanes Peninsula and lies at the triple junction of the Reykjanes Peninsula volcanic zone, the Western volcanic zone, and the South Iceland seismic zone. Postglacial lava flows surface much of the volcanic system. The latest eruption was radiocarbon dated about 1900 years before present. An eruption in the Hellisheidi area once thought to have occurred around 1000 AD at the time of a meeting of the Icelandic parliament at Thingvellir is now known to have occurred at a vent about 5 km away in the Brennisteinsfjöll volcanic system. Geothermally heated greenhouses, hot springs, and geysers are found at the Hveragerdi thermal area.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

Hengill Photos

Hengill geothermal area, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
Hengill geothermal area, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
Natural hot water pond in Hengill geothermal area, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
Natural hot water pond in Hengill geothermal area, Iceland (Photo: Janka)
 



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