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Grímsnes volcano

Crater rows 214 m (702 ft)
Iceland, 64.03°N / -20.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Grímsnes volcano books
Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Grímsnes volcano eruptions: none during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 23 Feb 2020
Sun, 23 Feb 15:58 UTCM 0.6 / 8.4 km18 km9.5 km SSE of Brautarholt (Iceland)
Sun, 23 Feb 04:57 UTCM 0.7 / 6.5 km11 km5.1 km SSW of Hestfjall (Iceland)
Thu, 20 Feb 2020
Thu, 20 Feb 01:09 UTCM 0.6 / 6.1 km11 km4.8 km NW of Þjórsárbrú (Iceland)
Tue, 18 Feb 2020
Tue, 18 Feb 16:16 UTCM 0.9 / 1.4 km20 km10.1 km WSW of Árnes (Iceland)
Tue, 18 Feb 16:15 UTCM 1.6 / 9.9 km9 km2.4 km NNW of Hestfjall (Iceland)
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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.

Background:

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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