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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
Sun, 5 Jul 2020
Sun, 5 Jul 22:10 UTCM 1.0 / 5.8 km26 km7.4 km E of Brautarholt (Iceland)
Sat, 4 Jul 2020
Sat, 4 Jul 11:22 UTCM 0.2 / 5.3 km10 km6.3 km E of Hveragerði (Iceland)
Sat, 4 Jul 11:22 UTCM 0.5 / 5.8 km11 km5.9 km E of Hveragerði (Iceland)
Thu, 2 Jul 2020
Thu, 2 Jul 18:05 UTCM 0.9 / 1.1 km25 km9.0 km N of Brautarholt (Iceland)
Thu, 2 Jul 04:21 UTCM 0.3 / 8 km5 km7.4 km NNE of Selfoss (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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