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Hekla volcano
stratovolcano 1491 m (4,892 ft)
Iceland, 63.99°N / -19.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
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Hekla volcano eruptions:
1104 (large, Plinian eruption), 1158, 1206, 1222, 1300, 1341, 1389, 1440(?), 1510, 1554, 1597, 1636-37, 1693, 1725, 1766-68, 1845-46, 1878, 1913, 1947-48, 1970, 1980, 1981, 1991, 2000
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Explosive and effusive.
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Hekla volcano (Iceland): news & activity updates

Hekla volcano (Iceland) activity update

Friday Sep 14, 2012 08:28 AM | BY: T

Earthquakes near Hekla since beginning of August
Earthquakes near Hekla since beginning of August
Small earthquakes continue to occur around and beneath the volcano. At the moment, it does not seem a significant increase and we have no other data suggesting that the volcano should erupt soon (although it very well could).
Previous news
Old photo of Hekla volcano (c) Tom Pfeiffer
Wednesday, Jul 06, 2011
New seismic activity and a strong uplift may show that there will be a strong eruption in the next weeks or months. [more]
Wednesday, May 25, 2011
A new published study presents measurements of inflation cycles at Hekla volcano, suggesting that Hekla is ready for another eruption. ... [more]

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