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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Grensdalur volcano eruptions: Pleistocene
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 19 Jan 2020
Sun, 19 Jan 10:13 UTCM 0.7 / 5.1 km2 km3.9 km NNE of Hveragerði (Iceland)
Sun, 19 Jan 10:13 UTCM 1.3 / 5.2 km2 km3.9 km NNE of Hveragerði (Iceland)
Sun, 19 Jan 06:54 UTCM 0.9 / 7.7 km13 km0.9 km WNW of Raufarhólshellir (Iceland)
Sat, 18 Jan 2020
Sat, 18 Jan 19:09 UTCM 0.4 / 8.1 km7 km5.3 km SSE of Hveragerði (Iceland)
Sat, 18 Jan 19:09 UTCM 0.3 / 8.8 km7 km5.5 km SSE of Hveragerði (Iceland)
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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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