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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
Mon, 21 Aug
Mon, 21 Aug 16:01 UTCM 0.2 / 1.4 km3 km1.2 km SW of Kröfluvirkjun
Mon, 21 Aug 11:17 UTCM 0.5 / 2.9 km3 km2.3 km WSW of Kröfluvirkjun
Mon, 21 Aug 02:01 UTCM 1.1 / 9.9 km15 km23.6 km WSW of Kópasker
Mon, 21 Aug 02:01 UTCM 1.4 / 9.3 km15 km23.5 km WSW of Kópasker
Sun, 20 Aug
Sun, 20 Aug 17:20 UTCM 0.3 / 5.5 km19 km21.3 km SW of Kópasker
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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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