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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
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Tue, 17 Oct
Tue, 17 Oct 16:30 UTCM 0.6 / 6.8 km12 km3.5 km ESE of Raufarhólshellir
Tue, 17 Oct 12:01 UTCM 0.6 / 4.4 km10 km4.1 km ENE of Raufarhólshellir
Tue, 17 Oct 07:52 UTCM 0.2 / 5 km10 km1.2 km NNE of Hellisheiðarvirkjun
Tue, 17 Oct 00:33 UTCM 0.4 / 7.3 km10 km6.6 km SSE of Skálafell
Mon, 16 Oct
Mon, 16 Oct 06:50 UTCM 0.5 / 7.6 km16 km1.8 km WSW of Raufarhólshellir
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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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