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Öraefajökull volcano
Stratovolcano 2119 m (6,952 ft)
Iceland, 64°N / -16.65°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)| Reports
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Öraefajökull volcano eruptions:
1362 (Plinian eruption), 1727-28 (sub-Plinian)
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


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Öraefajökull volcano news & activity updates

Oeraefajökull volcano (Iceland): alert level lowered back to normal (green)

Saturday May 05, 2018 12:05 PM | BY: T

On 4 May, the Icelandic Met Office reduced the Aviation Color Code at Öræfajökull from Yellow to Green due to signs of reduced activity. Since September 2017 there has been less earthquake activity, stable hydrological and geochemical measurements, and reduced geothermal heat output. There has been possible minor ongoing inflation, but no signs of an imminent eruption.
Previous news
Friday, Feb 09, 2018
Light seismic unrest continues at the volcano. This morning, a shallow magnitude 3.4 earthquake occurred this morning 3.2 km SE of Hvannadalshnjúkur under the volcano's caldera. ... [more]
Location of yesterday's 3.1 earthquake under Öraefajökull volcano
Friday, Jan 19, 2018
A magnitude 3.1 earthquake occurred yesterday under the northern caldera of the volcano. Its very shallow depth (given as 100 m) suggests that it is most likely caused by adjustments of the glacier and not by a magma intrusion. ... [more]
Öraefajökull volcano in SE Iceland
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011
Iceland's tallest volcano, the large sub-glacial Öraefajökull volcano under Vatnajökull glacier on the SE tip of Iceland has been showing an unusual number of earthquakes over the past weeks, rising some concern that the volcano might erupt again. ... [more]

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