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Reykjanes vulcano

Aggiornato: 29 gen. 2023 03:46 GMT -
Crater rows 230 m / 755 ft
Reykjanes peninsula (SW Iceland), 63.89°N / -22.52°W
Stato attuale: normal or dormant (1 di 5)
Last update: 8 giu 2022 (Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report)

Reykjanes volcano on the peninsula of the same name is a vast fissure system in SW Iceland. It is located where the Mid Atlantic Ridge emerges onto land.
It forms a vast area with many eruptive fissures, lava fields, hot springs and mud pools. In 2000, a large earthquake lowered the water level in Lake Kleifarvatn by 5 metres, but has gradually returned to normal since then.

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Stile eruttivo tipico: effusive (lava flows)
Eruzioni del vulcano Reykjanes: 1211, 1226

Latest nearby earthquakes

Data / oraMag. / Prof.Distanza/Ubicazione
venerdì, 27 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
27 gen 2023 22:51 (GMT +0) (27 gen 2023 22:51 GMT)

11 km
39 km (24 mi)
Iceland: 1.7 Km N of Geirfuglasker
lunedì, 23 gennaio 2023 GMT (2 sismi)
23 gen 2023 08:59 (GMT +0) (23 gen 2023 08:59 GMT)

5.5 km
15 km (9.3 mi)
Iceland: 2.0 Km NW of Reykjanestá
23 gen 2023 01:51 (GMT +0) (23 gen 2023 01:51 GMT)

0.5 km
8.5 km (5.3 mi)
Iceland: 4.0 Km WSW of Fagradalsfjall
mercoledì, 18 gennaio 2023 GMT (1 sismo)
18 gen 2023 20:25 (GMT +0) (18 gen 2023 20:25 GMT)

6.3 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
Iceland: 3.9 Km W of Reykjanestá


The Reykjanes volcanic system at the SW tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the Mid Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level, comprises a broad area of postglacial basaltic crater rows and small shield volcanoes.
The Reykjanes volcanic system is the westernmost of a series of four closely-spaced fissure systems that extend diagonally across the Reykjanes Peninsula. Most of the volcanic system is covered by Holocene lavas and eruptions have occurred in historical time during the 13th century at several locations on the NE-SW-trending fissure system.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

Reykjanes Photos

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS
Wed, 8 Jun 2022, 18:33

Reykjanes volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 1 June-7 June 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

On 2 June IMO reported that the rate of uplift on the Reykjanes Peninsula had significantly decreased, and seismicity had been declining, with only about 150 earthquakes recorded the previous day. The Aviation Color Code was lowered to Green because the data indicated no magma movement. ... Read all
Thu, 26 May 2022, 09:06

Reykjanes volcano (Reykjanes Peninsula) - Smithsonian / USGS Weekly Volcanic Activity Report for 18 May-24 May 2022 (New Activity / Unrest)

IMO reported an ongoing seismic swarm and uplift on the Reykjanes Peninsula, indicative of a magma intrusion. Satellite data analysis indicated that 4-4.5 cm of uplift occurred during 27 April-21 May centered just NW of Mt. Thorbjorn. ... Read all
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