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Hofsjökull volcano vulkaan

Shield volcano (subglacial) 1782 m (5,846 ft)
Iceland, 64.78°N / -18.92°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Hofsjökull volcano vulkaan boeken
Typical eruption style:

Effusive eruptions from  flank fissures.


Hofsjökull volcano vulkaanuitbarstingen:

None during historic times.

TijdMag. / DiepteAfstandLocatie
Sat, 17 Aug 2019
Sat, 17 Aug 10:27 UTCM 2.2 / 2.9 km20 km19.5 km SW of Laugafell (Iceland)

Background:

Hofsjökull volcano lies along an east-west-trending area connecting the two principal rift zones of Iceland. It bridges the gap between the Reykjanes-Langjökull rift on the west, which terminates at Langjökull, and the eastern zone, which extends NE-ward across east-central Iceland.
The roughly 7 x 11 km central caldera of Hofsjökull volcano lies beneath the western part of the massive Hofsjökull icecap. A small Holocene shield volcano is located at the SW margin of the icecap. Flank fissures north and east of the icecap have produced basaltic lava flows during the Holocene.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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