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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, 23 Sep
Sat, 23 Sep 19:35 UTCM 0.7 / 5.8 km16 km2.1 km W of Þrengsli
Sat, 23 Sep 16:02 UTCM 0.4 / 5.2 km16 km2.0 km WSW of Þrengsli
Sat, 23 Sep 15:22 UTCM 1.2 / 5.6 km16 km2.3 km W of Þrengsli
Sat, 23 Sep 15:16 UTCM 0.5 / 5.8 km17 km2.5 km W of Þrengsli
Sat, 23 Sep 15:14 UTCM 0.7 / 5.7 km16 km2.5 km W of Þrengsli
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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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