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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
Sat, 18 Aug
Sat, 18 Aug 02:56 UTCM 0.9 / 1 km19 km10.5 km SE of Húsavík
Fri, 17 Aug
Fri, 17 Aug 23:19 UTCM 0.6 / 3.8 km7 km1.6 km SW of Þeistareykir
Thu, 16 Aug
Thu, 16 Aug 20:08 UTCM 0.2 / 4.2 km7 km1.7 km SW of Þeistareykir
Thu, 16 Aug 00:37 UTCM 1.3 / 2.5 km2 km0.8 km SW of Kröfluvirkjun
Thu, 16 Aug 00:37 UTCM 0.9 / 2.3 km3 km1.2 km WSW 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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