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Location of the earthquake swarm near Krisuvik
Sunday, Sep 02, 2012
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake followed by a swarm of small quakes occurred on the Reykjanes peninsula in Iceland yesterday afternoon at 16:33 GMT. The quakes are about 10 km SW of Krisuvik volcano in Iceland and located at around 7 km depth. [more]
Location of the recent quakes at Krisuvik (Icelandic Met Office)
Sunday, Aug 19, 2012
A seismic swarm occurred at Krisuvik volcano on 18 Aug, and consisted of 43 mostly very small (below M1) quakes at depths of mostly around 5 km. The largest event was a M1.8 quake at 5.4 km depth. [more]
 

Krísuvík volcano

Crater rows 379 m / 1,243 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 63.93°N / -22.1°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Krísuvík volcano books
Last update: 5 Jul 2013 (earthquake swarms)
Typical eruption style: Effusive (lava flows)
Krísuvík volcano eruptions: 1075, 1100, 1151, 1188, 1340(?)
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 7 Dec
Wed, 7 Dec 19:50 UTCM 0.8 / 6.3 km6 km4.4 km ENE of Krýsuvík
Wed, 7 Dec 19:50 UTCM 0.1 / 5.8 km6 km4.2 km NE of Krýsuvík
Wed, 7 Dec 19:39 UTCM 1.9 / 10.2 km36 km23.9 km S of Þorlákshöfn
Wed, 7 Dec 19:37 UTCM 0.4 / 7.7 km4 km3.1 km NE of Krýsuvík
Wed, 7 Dec 19:25 UTCM 0.8 / 6.2 km6 km4.4 km ENE of Krýsuvík
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Krísuvík is a system of eruptive fissures, craters and small basalt shields in SW Iceland west of lake Kleifarvatn. A large eruption occurred from the Ogmundargigar fissure in 1188.

Background:

The Krísuvík volcanic system is a group of NE-SW-trending basaltic crater rows and small shield volcanoes cutting the central Reykjanes Peninsula west of Kleifarvatn lake.
Several eruptions have taken place since the settlement of Iceland, including the eruption of a large lava flow from the Ogmundargigar crater row around the 12th century, probably in 1188. The latest eruption at Krísuvík took place during the 14th century.
Uplift in 2009: Between May and November 2009 the area over Krisuvik Volcano was uplifted by 3 cm.


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