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Theistareykjarbunga volcano

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


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 12 Jul 2020
Sun, 12 Jul 03:02 UTCM 0.5 / 3.8 km5 km9.4 km ESE of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Sun, 12 Jul 03:02 UTCM 1.2 / 4.7 km6 km9.7 km ESE of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Wed, 8 Jul 2020
Wed, 8 Jul 22:09 UTCM 0.7 / 0.1 km23 km17.6 km WSW of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Sun, 5 Jul 2020
Sun, 5 Jul 08:58 UTCM 0.3 / 3.8 km8 km2.4 km WSW of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Sun, 5 Jul 08:58 UTCM 0.6 / 3.6 km6 km1.2 km SW of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
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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.


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.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

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