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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, 12 Dec
Tue, 12 Dec 13:01 UTCM 1.0 / 1.1 km16 km1.7 km SSW of Litla_Kaffistofan
Tue, 12 Dec 13:01 UTCM 0.3 / 1.4 km16 km1.0 km WSW of Litla_Kaffistofan
Tue, 12 Dec 08:04 UTCM 0.4 / 6.5 km3 km2.9 km WSW of Hrómundartindi
Tue, 12 Dec 07:13 UTCM 0.8 / 5.6 km6 km1.5 km S of Skeggi_á_Hengli
Tue, 12 Dec 07:13 UTCM 0.1 / 5.4 km6 km0.6 km SSW of Skeggi_á_Hengli
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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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