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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Theistareykjarbunga volcano eruptions:

750 BC ± 100 years

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 23 Feb
Fri, 23 Feb 00:54 UTCM 1.2 / 5.6 km18 km14.7 km WSW of Kópasker
Thu, 22 Feb
Thu, 22 Feb 21:28 UTCM 1.4 / 8.7 km18 km14.1 km WSW of Kópasker
Thu, 22 Feb 21:15 UTCM 0.9 / 5.6 km18 km14.3 km WSW of Kópasker
Thu, 22 Feb 18:16 UTCM 1.1 / 5.8 km18 km13.9 km WSW of Kópasker
Thu, 22 Feb 17:40 UTCM 1.9 / 8 km18 km14.0 km WSW 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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