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Theistareykjarbunga volcano

Caldera 564 m (1,850 ft)
Iceland, 65.88°N / -16.84°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 21 Jun
Wed, 21 Jun 15:46 UTCM 1.3 / 3.8 km7 km2.1 km SW of Þeistareykir
Wed, 21 Jun 15:46 UTCM 0.8 / 3.7 km7 km1.4 km SW of Þeistareykir
Wed, 21 Jun 02:46 UTCM 0.3 / 8.8 km27 km5.9 km NNW of Húsavík
Tue, 20 Jun
Tue, 20 Jun 23:17 UTCM 1.2 / 9.5 km21 km11.4 km SW of Kópasker
Tue, 20 Jun 23:09 UTCM 0.9 / 9.1 km21 km12.3 km SW of Kópasker
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The Holocene Theistareykjarbunga basaltic shield volcano (also known as Theistareykir) and its associated N-S fissure system extends from north of Myvatn lake to the northern coast of Iceland.

Background:

The low, 564-m-high Theistareykjarbunga shield volcano is the northernmost subaerial volcanic system along the eastern volcanic zone of Iceland. The Theistareykjarbunga segment is dominated by the 30 cu km Storaviti shield volcano, which was formed slightly after deglaciation. The youngest dated eruption produced the Theistareykjahraun lava flow about 2700 years ago.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


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