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Time and depth of quakes (7 Oct 2012) near Brenisteinsfjöll volcano
Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
A new earthquake swarm occurred over the weekend on the Iceland's Reykjanes peninsula, on the volcanic rift zone about 12 km SW of Brenisteinsfjöll volcano. The largest quakes was a M3.8 event at 5 km depth on Friday at 19:42 UTC. [meer...]
Map of the quakes (red: within 48 hours, yellow: past week)
Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012
Update 4 Sep: The swarm still continues with over 30 quakes in the same area so far today. ... [meer...]

Brennisteinsfjöll vulkaan

Krater rijen 626 m / 2,054 ft
Reykjanes Peninsula, SW Iceland, 63.92°N / -21.83°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Brennisteinsfjöll vulkaan boeken
Last update: 16 May 2018 (earthquake swarms)
Typical eruption style: Uitbundig (lavastromen)
Brennisteinsfjöll vulkaanuitbarstingen: 1000(?), 1188(?), 1200(?), 1341
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Sun, 25 Aug 2019
Sun, 25 Aug 11:23 UTCM 0.4 / 9.6 km8 km3.9 km SW of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Sun, 25 Aug 11:23 UTCM 0.5 / 9.8 km8 km4.0 km SW of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Sun, 25 Aug 04:08 UTCM 0.1 / 6.3 km18 km4.4 km SW of Litla_Kaffistofan (Iceland)
Sun, 25 Aug 03:06 UTCM 0.6 / 7.6 km18 km4.1 km SW of Litla_Kaffistofan (Iceland)
Sun, 25 Aug 03:06 UTCM 0.4 / 6.2 km18 km4.4 km SW of Litla_Kaffistofan (Iceland)
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The Brennisteinsfjöll volcanic system, located east of Kleifarvatn lake, consists of a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows and small shield volcanoes.


Postglacial and historical basaltic lavas cover a wide area. An eruption in 1000 AD was dated by its occurrence at the time of a meeting of the Icelandic outdoor parliament at Thingvellier. The most recent eruption at Brennisteinsfjöll took place in the 14th century.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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