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Grensdalur volcano

Stratovolcano 497 m / 1,631 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 64.02°N / -21.17°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Grensdalur volcano eruptions: Pleistocene
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 22 Apr
Sat, 22 Apr 02:17 UTCM 0.5 / 8.2 km3 km4.0 km SSE of Hrómundartindi
Sat, 22 Apr 01:22 UTCM 0.9 / 6.4 km5 km3.6 km ENE of Skeggi_á_Hengli
Sat, 22 Apr 01:22 UTCM 0.4 / 5.8 km4 km3.7 km ENE of Skeggi_á_Hengli
Sat, 22 Apr 01:02 UTCM 0.4 / 7.2 km5 km7.9 km E of Krýsuvík
Fri, 21 Apr
Fri, 21 Apr 11:41 UTCM 1.6 / 8.6 km6 km6.3 km SE of Helgafell
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Background:

The small Grensdalur volcanic system (also known as the Hveragerdi system) lies at the eastern end of the Reykjanes Peninsula, SE of the Hengill volcanic system and south of the Hrómundartindur volcanic system. Grensdalur is the oldest of the three volcanic systems in the Hengill area and was last active during the Pleistocene. The Hveragerdi geothermal area contains high- and low-temperature geothermal features that include fumaroles, hot springs and pools, mud pots, and geysers, and provide heat to the town of Hveragerdi.
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