Grímsnes volcano

Crater rows 214 m (702 ft)
Island, 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
Wed, 23 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
23 Jun 2021 21:30:08 GMT
0.8

17 km
39 km (24 mi)
Iceland: 6.6 Km WNW of Geysir
Tue, 22 Jun 2021 (GMT) (4 earthquakes)
22 Jun 2021 23:58:33 GMT
0.6

7.2 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Iceland: 5.0 Km SSE of Hveragerði
22 Jun 2021 23:46:03 GMT
0.3

2.3 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Iceland: 2.5 Km NNE of Hveragerði
22 Jun 2021 14:09:56 GMT
0.3

0.1 km
18 km (11 mi)
Iceland: 7.3 Km ENE of Þjórsárbrú
22 Jun 2021 10:21:05 GMT
0.2

6.5 km
21 km (13 mi)
Iceland: 5.7 Km SE of Skálafell

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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