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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
Sun, 20 Jan
Sun, 20 Jan 11:38 UTCM 0.4 / 3.4 km11 km10.4 km SW of Kröfluvirkjun
Sun, 20 Jan 07:36 UTCM 0.7 / 3.9 km7 km1.8 km SW of Þeistareykir
Sun, 20 Jan 03:43 UTCM 1.0 / 4.9 km22 km11.3 km SW of Kópasker
Sun, 20 Jan 03:43 UTCM 0.6 / 5.4 km22 km11.1 km SW of Kópasker
Fri, 18 Jan
Fri, 18 Jan 15:28 UTCM 0.8 / 10.8 km16 km16.8 km N of Húsavík
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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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