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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:

Effusive.


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 21 Oct 2019
Mon, 21 Oct 18:44 UTCM 1.3 / 5.5 km12 km12.2 km NNE of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Mon, 21 Oct 03:10 UTCM 1.2 / 5.3 km6 km2.0 km NNW of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Mon, 21 Oct 03:10 UTCM 0.9 / 4.5 km6 km2.0 km NNW of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Sun, 20 Oct 2019
Sun, 20 Oct 20:43 UTCM 1.1 / 4.9 km11 km11.7 km NNE of Þeistareykir (Iceland)
Sun, 20 Oct 19:35 UTCM 0.3 / 9.2 km21 km18.0 km E of Húsavík (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.

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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