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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
Fri, 23 Jun
Fri, 23 Jun 11:44 UTCM 1.9 / 3 km3 km3.7 km SSW of Hrómundartindi
Fri, 23 Jun 07:08 UTCM 0.4 / 4.9 km1 km0.1 km SW of Hrómundartindi
Fri, 23 Jun 06:11 UTCM 0.3 / 4.7 km1 km0.1 km NNW of Hrómundartindi
Fri, 23 Jun 06:06 UTCM 0.3 / 6.9 km10 km2.3 km WNW of Selfoss
Fri, 23 Jun 04:07 UTCM 0.3 / 4.7 km1 km0.2 km W of Hrómundartindi
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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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