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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)
Theistareykjarbunga volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 26 Mar
Sun, 26 Mar 02:09 UTCM 0.6 / 6 km11 km8.2 km NNW of Þeistareykir
Wed, 22 Mar
Wed, 22 Mar 09:46 UTCM 0.6 / 10.5 km19 km17.0 km NNW of Húsavík
Wed, 22 Mar 08:22 UTCM 0.7 / 1.2 km3 km1.4 km S of Kröfluvirkjun
Tue, 21 Mar
Tue, 21 Mar 17:50 UTCM 0.4 / 5.7 km11 km20.3 km S of Kröfluvirkjun
Mon, 20 Mar
Mon, 20 Mar 15:17 UTCM 0.5 / 1.4 km3 km0.9 km SW of Kröfluvirkjun
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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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