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Grímsnes volcano

Updated: Jun 2, 2023 11:29 GMT -
Crater rows 214 m (702 ft)
Iceland, 64.03°N / -20.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Grímsnes is a relatively small volcanic system located SE of Thingvallavatn lake east of an en echelon group of volcanic fields extending across the Reykjanes Peninsula.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Grímsnes volcano eruptions: none during historic times

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, May 28, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 28, 2023 12:42 pm (GMT +0) (May 28, 2023 12:42 GMT)

2.6 km
7.7 km (4.8 mi)
Iceland: 5.5 Km ENE of Selfoss
Saturday, May 27, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 27, 2023 3:16 am (GMT +0) (May 27, 2023 03:16 GMT)

6 km
22 km (14 mi)
Iceland: 2.0 Km S of Skeggi_á_Hengli
Friday, May 26, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 26, 2023 9:00 am (GMT +0) (May 26, 2023 09:00 GMT)

5.1 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 2.8 Km WSW of Hrómundartindi
Thursday, May 25, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 25, 2023 6:06 am (GMT +0) (May 25, 2023 06:06 GMT)

5.1 km
19 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 3.7 Km SW of Hrómundartindi
Monday, May 22, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
May 22, 2023 12:24 pm (GMT +0) (May 22, 2023 12:24 GMT)

4.8 km
18 km (11 mi)
Iceland: 3.4 Km SW of Hrómundartindi


Grímsnes lava flows cover 54 sq km and were erupted from a group of 11 fissures that produced a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows. The eruptions of the basaltic Grímsnes lavas were restricted to a relatively short interval between about 6500 and 5500 years ago.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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