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Krísuvík vulcano

Aggiornato: 29 gen. 2023 03:29 GMT -
Fissure swarm 379 m / 1,243 ft
Southwestern Iceland, 63.93°N / -22.1°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 24 ago 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Krísuvík is a system of eruptive fissures, craters and small basalt shields in SW Iceland west of lake Kleifarvatn, one of the active fissure swarm systems that are arranged west to east on the Reykjanes peninsula. A large eruption occurred from the Ogmundargigar fissure in 1188.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: Effusive (lava flows)
Eruzioni del vulcano Krísuvík: 1075, 1100, 1151, 1188, 1340(?)

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
lunedì, 23 gennaio 2023 GMT (2 sismi)
23 gen 2023 08:59 (GMT +0) (23 gen 2023 08:59 GMT)

5.5 km
35 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 2.0 Km NW of Reykjanestá
23 gen 2023 01:51 (GMT +0) (23 gen 2023 01:51 GMT)

0.5 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Iceland: 4.0 Km WSW of Fagradalsfjall
sabato, 21 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
21 gen 2023 00:30 (GMT +0) (21 gen 2023 00:30 GMT)

6 km
18 km (11 mi)
Iceland: 5.3 Km WSW of Bláfjallaskáli


The Krísuvík volcanic system is a group of NE-SW-trending basaltic crater rows and small shield volcanoes cutting the central Reykjanes Peninsula west of Kleifarvatn lake.
According to the Global Volcanism database, it is part of the wider Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system, which also includes Fagradalsfjall fissure swarm that erupted in March 2021.
The Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja system is an approximately 50-km-long composite fissure swarm trending about N38°E, including a 30-km-long swarm of fissures, with no central volcano. It is one of the volcanic systems arranged en-echelon along the Reykjanes Peninsula west of Kleifarvatn lake.
The Fagradalsfjall and Krýsuvík fissure swarms are considered splits or secondary swarms of the Krýsuvík–Trölladyngja volcanic system, however we treat Fagradalsfjall and Krýsuvík as separate systems (or volcanoes in the sense of this database).

Several eruptions have taken place since the settlement of Iceland, including the eruption of a large lava flow from the Ogmundargigar crater row around the 12th century, probably in 1188. The latest eruption at Krísuvík took place during the 14th century.
Uplift in 2009: Between May and November 2009 the area over Krisuvik Volcano was uplifted by 3 cm.

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Wed, 24 Aug 2022, 14:00

Krysuvik-Trolladyngja volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 17 August-23 August 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

The Institute of Earth Sciences reported that lava effusion at the fissure eruption in the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system continued during 16-19 August. Lava erupted mainly from a central cone, containing a lava pond, and flowed SE. Measurements taken during an overflight on 16 August indicated that the flow rate had decreased to 2 cubic meters per second. ... Read all
Wed, 17 Aug 2022, 14:00

Krysuvik-Trolladyngja volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 10 August-16 August 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

The fissure eruption in the Krýsuvík-Trölladyngja volcanic system that began on 3 August continued in the Meradalir valley during 10-16 August. Lava erupted mainly from a central cone and flowed ESE. According to the Institute of Earth Sciences the effusion rate had notably decreased, from an average of 11 cubic meters per second during 4-13 August to 3-4 cubic meters per second during 13-15 August. ... Read all
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