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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
Wed, 23 Aug
Wed, 23 Aug 14:30 UTCM 0.4 / 5.5 km14 km3.4 km ESE of Bláfjallaskáli
Wed, 23 Aug 14:28 UTCM 0.7 / 7.2 km14 km3.3 km ESE of Bláfjallaskáli
Wed, 23 Aug 14:27 UTCM 0.8 / 6.8 km14 km3.1 km E of Bláfjallaskáli
Wed, 23 Aug 03:53 UTCM 0.4 / 7.6 km20 km10.2 km WSW of Árnes
Wed, 23 Aug 03:53 UTCM 0.3 / 7.7 km20 km10.0 km WSW of Árnes
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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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