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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 24 May
Thu, 24 May 03:40 UTCM 0.9 / 5.8 km13 km10.8 km S of Kröfluvirkjun
Thu, 24 May 00:23 UTCM 0.8 / 8.9 km29 km4.2 km NW of Húsavík
Thu, 24 May 00:22 UTCM 1.4 / 9.6 km29 km5.1 km NW of Húsavík
Wed, 23 May
Wed, 23 May 23:11 UTCM 1.4 / 7.8 km27 km9.9 km SSW of Kópasker
Wed, 23 May 23:11 UTCM 1.1 / 9.9 km27 km9.8 km SSW 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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