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Grímsnes volcano

Crater rows 214 m (702 ft)
Iceland, 64.03°N / -20.87°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Grímsnes volcano eruptions: none during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 23 May
Tue, 23 May 04:04 UTCM 1.5 / 4 km3 km3.8 km SW of Hrómundartindi
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 22:04 UTCM 0.3 / 8.3 km14 km3.7 km E of Bláfjallaskáli
Mon, 22 May 17:21 UTCM 1.1 / 6.4 km17 km2.8 km W of Raufarhólshellir
Mon, 22 May 12:06 UTCM 1.0 / 2.6 km8 km2.4 km N of Skálafell
Mon, 22 May 03:10 UTCM 0.7 / 6.3 km12 km8.3 km WSW of Selfoss
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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.


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.

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