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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
Fri, 28 Apr
Fri, 28 Apr 01:04 UTCM 0.7 / 2.8 km12 km9.6 km SE of Kröfluvirkjun
Thu, 27 Apr
Thu, 27 Apr 18:22 UTCM 0.5 / 1.1 km2 km3.7 km NW of Kröfluvirkjun
Thu, 27 Apr 16:33 UTCM 0.9 / 9 km29 km8.4 km NE of Flatey
Thu, 27 Apr 02:45 UTCM 0.2 / 4.7 km9 km10.5 km N of Kröfluvirkjun
Wed, 26 Apr
Wed, 26 Apr 16:44 UTCM 0.4 / 1.9 km3 km1.4 km S 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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