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Grímsnes volcano

Crater rows 214 m (702 ft)
Iceland, 64.03°N / -20.87°W
Current status: normal or 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, 21 Oct
Sun, 21 Oct 18:06 UTCM 0.7 / 5.5 km11 km4.4 km E of Raufarhólshellir
Sun, 21 Oct 09:30 UTCM 0.5 / 10 km7 km5.7 km SSE of Hveragerði
Sat, 20 Oct
Sat, 20 Oct 18:17 UTCM 0.2 / 2.9 km23 km13.8 km SSE of Árnes
Sat, 20 Oct 14:37 UTCM 0.3 / 5 km2 km4.3 km NNE of Hveragerði
Sat, 20 Oct 12:46 UTCM 0.4 / 3.5 km10 km0.9 km NNE of Hellisheiðarvirkjun
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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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