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Hrómundartindur volcano

Stratovolcano 540 m / 1,772 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 64.07°N / -21.2°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
Hrómundartindur volcano books
Typical eruption style: unspecified
Hrómundartindur volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 16:45 UTCM 1.0 / 7.6 km22 km1.8 km ENE of Skjaldbreið
Mon, 11 Dec 15:34 UTCM 0.5 / 4.6 km16 km1.7 km W of Litla_Kaffistofan
Mon, 11 Dec 15:02 UTCM 0.7 / 2.9 km8 km2.9 km N of Skálafell
Mon, 11 Dec 14:14 UTCM 0.8 / 11.6 km23 km1.3 km ENE of Skjaldbreið
Mon, 11 Dec 14:14 UTCM 0.5 / 7.5 km22 km1.6 km E of Skjaldbreið
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Background:

Hrómundartindur is a small volcanic system located south of Thingvallavatn lake and immediately east of the Hengill volcanic system. It lies at a ridge-ridge-transform triple junction at the eastern end of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the west Iceland volcanic zone changes direction from approximately W-E to SW-NE. Hrómundartindur was last active about 10,000 years ago, and displays vigorous geothermal activity at the Ölkeduháls geothermal field. The most recent eruptions in the Ölkeduháls area took place at the end of the latest glacial period, but Ölkeduháls currently contains numerous hot springs, mud pools, fumaroles, and mineral warm springs. Increased seismic activity and slow land uplift beginning in 1994 indicated magma flow into the roots of the volcanic system at 7 km depth. The activity continued for more than 4 years.
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