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Sunday, Oct 07, 2012
Time and depth of quakes (7 Oct 2012) near Brenisteinsfjöll volcano
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. ... Lees alle
Tuesday, Sep 04, 2012
Map of the quakes (red: within 48 hours, yellow: past week)
Update 4 Sep: The swarm still continues with over 30 quakes in the same area so far today. ... Lees alle

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: 1 Mar 2020 (earthquake swarms)
Typical eruption style: Uitbundig (lavastromen)
Brennisteinsfjöll vulkaanuitbarstingen: 1000(?), 1188(?), 1200(?), 1341
TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Sat, 8 Aug 2020
Sat, 8 Aug 06:40 UTCM 0.5 / 10.6 km4 km7.0 km SW of Bláfjallaskáli (Iceland)
Sat, 1 Aug 2020
Sat, 1 Aug 09:12 UTCM 0.4 / 4.7 km6 km8.1 km NE of Krýsuvík (Iceland)
Sat, 1 Aug 09:12 UTCM 0.8 / 6.8 km6 km8.5 km SSW of Helgafell (Iceland)
Tue, 28 Jul 2020
Tue, 28 Jul 03:48 UTCM 0.5 / 6.1 km5 km7.5 km ENE of Krýsuvík (Iceland)
Sat, 25 Jul 2020
Sat, 25 Jul 21:20 UTCM 0.8 / 10.7 km8 km4.0 km WSW of Bláfjallaskáli (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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