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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
Tue, 12 Nov 2019
Tue, 12 Nov 00:18 UTCM 1.2 / 7.1 km20 km3.3 km SE of Brautarholt (Iceland)
Sun, 10 Nov 2019
Sun, 10 Nov 08:55 UTCM 0.7 / 7.8 km13 km3.4 km N of Þjórsárbrú (Iceland)
Sun, 10 Nov 04:30 UTCM 1.0 / 7.4 km22 km9.5 km WSW of Árnes (Iceland)
Sat, 9 Nov 2019
Sat, 9 Nov 16:35 UTCM 0.7 / 9.4 km26 km6.2 km SW of Árnes (Iceland)
Fri, 8 Nov 2019
Fri, 8 Nov 05:30 UTCM 0.5 / 9.8 km26 km6.9 km SW of Árnes (Iceland)
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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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