Geysir volcano

Stratovolcano 700+ m / 2,297 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 64.32°N / -20.3°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Geysir volcano eruptions: Pleistocene

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sat, 19 Jun 2021 (GMT) (5 earthquakes)
19 Jun 2021 03:31:26 GMT
0.8

3.8 km
11 km (6.8 mi)
Iceland: 11.4 Km WNW of Geysir
19 Jun 2021 01:04:14 GMT
0.9

1.7 km
10.3 km (6.4 mi)
Iceland: 10.4 Km W of Geysir
19 Jun 2021 01:01:44 GMT
0.8

3.4 km
10.8 km (6.7 mi)
Iceland: 11.0 Km WNW of Geysir
19 Jun 2021 01:00:03 GMT
0.8

2.3 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Iceland: 12.5 Km SE of Skjaldbreið
19 Jun 2021 00:59:07 GMT
1.6

2.3 km
10.9 km (6.8 mi)
Iceland: 11.1 Km WNW of Geysir

Background

The Geysir volcanic system in the Haukadalur valley of SW Iceland consists of an eroded basaltic central volcano and rhyolitic lava domes of Pleistocene age. Geysers around the world are named for the Geysir geothermal field, which lies SE of the rhyolitic Laugarfjall lava dome and is one of the most frequently visited geological sites in Iceland. No eruptions are known from the Geysir volcanic system during the Holocene.
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Geysir Photos

White salt geysir (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
White salt geysir (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
stokkur geysir - milliseconds before eruption (Photo: Tom222)
stokkur geysir - milliseconds before eruption (Photo: Tom222)
Green and brown salt terracees and small geysirs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Green and brown salt terracees and small geysirs (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Yellow salt crusts with green acid ponds and small geysirs at Dallol hydrothermal area (c)
Yellow salt crusts with green acid ponds and small geysirs at Dallol hydrothermal area (c)
 



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