Grímsnes volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 06:15 GMT - Refresh
Crater rows 214 m (702 ft)
Iceland, 64.03°N / -20.87°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Grímsnes volcano eruptions: none during historic times
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 12:35 am (GMT +0) (Jun 30, 2022 00:35 GMT)
1.8

4.7 km
7 km (4.3 mi)
Iceland: 7.5 Km ENE of Selfoss
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 3:35 pm (GMT +0) (Jun 25, 2022 15:35 GMT)
1.7

5.9 km
25 km (16 mi)
Iceland: 2.9 Km NNW of Skeggi_á_Hengli

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.


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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