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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
Sun, 22 Oct
Sun, 22 Oct 01:38 UTCM 0.2 / 2.8 km28 km13.8 km NNW of Ásbyrgi
Sat, 21 Oct
Sat, 21 Oct 17:18 UTCM 0.4 / 1.1 km27 km3.2 km E of Húsavík
Sat, 21 Oct 17:18 UTCM 0.6 / 1.1 km27 km3.2 km E of Húsavík
Sat, 21 Oct 17:18 UTCM 0.2 / 1.1 km27 km3.4 km E of Húsavík
Fri, 20 Oct
Fri, 20 Oct 22:02 UTCM 2.0 / 1.1 km23 km27.4 km NNE of Herðubreiðarfjöll
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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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