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Krafla volcan

Mise à jour: 4 oct.. 2022 20:52 GMT -
Caldera 650 m / 2,133 ft
Northeastern Iceland, 65.73°N / -16.78°W
Condition actuelle: normal / en sommeil (1 sur 5)
Last update: 24 févr. 2022

Krafla is one of Iceland's most spectacular and most active volcanoes. During the 1970's and 1980's, it became famous for its "Krafla Fires" - curtains of lava fountains from a system of fissures inside the hige caldera.

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Style éruptif tipique: Effusive.
Eruptions du volcan Krafla: 1724, 1727, 1728, 1728, 1729, 1746, 1975, 1977, 1980, 1981, 1981, 1984

Derniers séismes proches

HeureMag. / ProfondeurDistance/Lieu
vendredi, 30 septembre 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
30 sept. 2022 09:42 (GMT +0) (30 sept.. 2022 09:42 GMT)

2.7 km
2.9 km (1.8 mi)
Iceland: 3.4 Km W of Kröfluvirkjun
jeudi, 22 septembre 2022 GMT (2 séismes)
22 sept. 2022 16:31 (GMT +0) (22 sept.. 2022 16:31 GMT)

3 km
3.2 km (2 mi)
Iceland: 1.3 Km SSW of Kröfluvirkjun
22 sept. 2022 14:06 (GMT +0) (22 sept.. 2022 14:06 GMT)

2.3 km
2.5 km (1.6 mi)
Iceland: 0.9 Km SW of Kröfluvirkjun
mercredi, 21 septembre 2022 GMT (1 séisme)
21 sept. 2022 06:22 (GMT +0) (21 sept.. 2022 06:22 GMT)

10.2 km
32 km (20 mi)
Iceland: 15.4 Km NNW of Herðubreiðarfjöll


Krafla is a central volcano NE of Myvatn lake and has a 10-km-wide caldera, that was formed around 100,000 years ago by a violent ryhyolitic tuff-forming eruption. The caldera is cut by a N-S-trending fissure system.
Krafla has been the source of many rifting and eruptive events during the Holocene, including two in historical time, during 1724-29 and 1975-84. The prominent Hverfjall and Ludent tuff rings east of Myvatn were erupted along the 100-km-long fissure system, which extends as far as the north coast of Iceland.
Iceland's renowned Myvatn lake formed during the eruption of the older Laxarhraun lava flow from the Ketildyngja shield volcano of the Fremrinamur volcanic system about 3800 years before present (BP); its present shape is constrained by the roughly 2000 years BP younger Laxarhraun lava flow from the Krafla volcanic system. The abundant pseudocraters that form a prominent part of the Myvatn landscape were created when the younger Laxarhraun lava flow entered the lake.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

Krafla Photos

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

mer., 27 mars 2013, 12:47

Krafla volcano (Northeastern Iceland) activity update

Map of recent earthquakes under Krafla volcano
A weak swarm of earthquakes has occurred at Krafla over the past days. ... Read all
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