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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
Thu, 22 Aug 2019
Thu, 22 Aug 09:24 UTCM 1.1 / 3.9 km22 km9.5 km WSW of Árnes (Iceland)
Wed, 21 Aug 2019
Wed, 21 Aug 20:50 UTCM 0.4 / 5.7 km25 km5.0 km W of Árnes (Iceland)
Wed, 21 Aug 20:50 UTCM 0.8 / 3.8 km25 km5.0 km W of Árnes (Iceland)
Tue, 20 Aug 2019
Tue, 20 Aug 13:21 UTCM 1.2 / 4.7 km29 km4.6 km SSW of Árnes (Iceland)
Sun, 18 Aug 2019
Sun, 18 Aug 10:31 UTCM 1.2 / 7.3 km20 km7.7 km ENE of Þjórsárbrú (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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