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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
Tue, 28 Mar
Tue, 28 Mar 16:39 UTCM 1.2 / 6.4 km9 km3.1 km WNW of Selfoss
Tue, 28 Mar 00:57 UTCM 1.4 / 12.5 km30 km7.8 km E of Hella
Mon, 27 Mar
Mon, 27 Mar 20:53 UTCM 0.5 / 7.8 km14 km0.5 km NW of Raufarhólshellir
Mon, 27 Mar 17:06 UTCM 0.7 / 3.8 km9 km1.8 km NNE of Hellisheiðarvirkjun
Mon, 27 Mar 17:06 UTCM 0.1 / 2.7 km9 km1.3 km NE of Hellisheiðarvirkjun
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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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