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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Grímsnes volcano eruptions: none during historic times
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 19 Aug
Sun, 19 Aug 02:22 UTCM 0.1 / 2.2 km2 km1.8 km NW of Hveragerði
Sun, 19 Aug 01:59 UTCM 1.7 / 1.1 km32 km19.2 km WSW of Hvolsvöllur
Sat, 18 Aug
Sat, 18 Aug 19:49 UTCM 0.8 / 8.2 km13 km3.1 km NNW of Bláfjallaskáli
Sat, 18 Aug 15:41 UTCM 0.6 / 5.4 km2 km2.7 km WSW of Hrómundartindi
Sat, 18 Aug 15:41 UTCM 0.4 / 5.9 km3 km2.9 km WSW of Hrómundartindi
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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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