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Hrómundartindur volcano

Updated: Jul 5, 2022 05:24 GMT - Refresh
Stratovolcano 540 m / 1,772 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 64.07°N / -21.2°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Hrómundartindur volcano eruptions: unknown, no recent eruptions
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 12:35 am (GMT +0) (Jun 30, 2022 00:35 GMT)
1.8

4.7 km
20 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 7.5 Km ENE of Selfoss
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 3:35 pm (GMT +0) (Jun 25, 2022 15:35 GMT)
1.7

5.9 km
8.4 km (5.2 mi)
Iceland: 2.9 Km NNW of Skeggi_á_Hengli

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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Smithsonian / GVP volcano information


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