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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
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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Grímsnes volcano eruptions: none during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Wed, 20 Mar 04:20 UTCM 0.7 / 6.3 km6 km2.8 km ESE of Eiturhóll (Iceland)
Tue, 19 Mar 2019
Tue, 19 Mar 23:43 UTCM 1.3 / 7.2 km27 km5.2 km NW of Árnes (Iceland)
Tue, 19 Mar 09:32 UTCM 0.8 / 5.6 km4 km3.8 km SW of Hrómundartindi (Iceland)
Tue, 19 Mar 09:30 UTCM 1.2 / 5.4 km4 km3.9 km SW of Hrómundartindi (Iceland)
Tue, 19 Mar 02:36 UTCM 2.0 / 5.2 km4 km4.0 km WSW of Hrómundartindi (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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