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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, 11 Dec
Mon, 11 Dec 05:03 UTCM 0.8 / 10 km18 km14.8 km WSW of Kópasker
Mon, 11 Dec 05:03 UTCM 1.0 / 4.8 km18 km15.5 km WSW of Kópasker
Mon, 11 Dec 01:25 UTCM 0.5 / 14.1 km9 km24.1 km WSW of Kópasker
Sun, 10 Dec
Sun, 10 Dec 13:59 UTCM 0.7 / 9.8 km31 km7.3 km WNW of Húsavík
Sun, 10 Dec 11:41 UTCM 0.2 / 7 km7 km5.7 km S of Þeistareykir
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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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