Iceland, 64.6°N / -20.58°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Prestahnukur volcano is a large subglacial shield volcano in SW Iceland. It is located beneath at the SW end of the Langjökull icecap. Prestahnukur has rift zones to the north and SW. Eruptions occurred from the rift zones in the past 10,000 years.
Prestahnukur volcano eruptions: none during historic times, last eruption radiocarbon-dated at 7550 BC +-500 years
Latest nearby earthquakes
|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance/Location|
|Monday, September 26, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)|
|Sep 26, 2022 7:57 am (GMT +0) (Sep 26, 2022 07:57 GMT)|
|12 km (7.5 mi)|
Iceland: 14.9 Km SSE of Eiríksjökull
|Sep 26, 2022 6:09 am (GMT +0) (Sep 26, 2022 06:09 GMT)|
|2.4 km (1.5 mi)|
Iceland: 16.3 Km ESE of Húsafell
BackgroundHot springs are associated with the rhyolitic Prestahnukur central volcano. The classic Icelandic shield volcano Skjaldbreidur was formed at the southern end of the Prestahnukur volcanic system, between Thorsjökull glacier and Thingvallavatn lake. The broad, low-angle shield volcano produced 17 cu km of basaltic lava flows during the early Holocene.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute
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