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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, 17 Jun
Sun, 17 Jun 13:07 UTCM 0.5 / 5.3 km7 km5.9 km NNW of Selfoss
Sun, 17 Jun 07:17 UTCM 0.5 / 7.4 km8 km4.1 km NW of Selfoss
Sun, 17 Jun 04:52 UTCM 0.3 / 9.5 km15 km2.4 km WNW of Raufarhólshellir
Sun, 17 Jun 00:19 UTCM 0.4 / 9.7 km29 km6.1 km WSW of Hella
Sat, 16 Jun
Sat, 16 Jun 22:32 UTCM 0.2 / 9 km25 km4.8 km W 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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