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Tindfjallajökull volcano

Schichtvulkan 1463 m (4,800 ft)
Iceland, 63.79°N / -19.59°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Tindfjallajökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


Tindfjallajökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 13 Nov
Tue, 13 Nov 11:36 UTCM 0.4 / 7.3 km16 km11.2 km SW of Búrfellsstöð
Mon, 12 Nov
Mon, 12 Nov 11:03 UTCM 0.7 / 0.1 km10 km13.6 km NNW of Álftavatn
Mon, 12 Nov 03:31 UTCM 0.9 / 7.8 km13 km13.6 km WSW of Hekla
Mon, 12 Nov 03:31 UTCM 0.3 / 7.7 km14 km13.9 km WSW of Hekla
Sun, 11 Nov
Sun, 11 Nov 21:51 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km4 km11.2 km NW of Skógar
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Tindfjallajökull is one of the oldest Holocene volcanoes of the eastern volcanic zone of Iceland and has produced rocks of basaltic-to-rhyolitic composition.

Background:

Eruption of the rhyolitic and trachyandesitic Thorsmork ignimbrite accompanied formation of a 5-km-wide caldera during the Pleistocene. The NW rim of the caldera is topped by the Tindfjallajökull icecap. About a dozen small eruptions took place during the late Pleistocene and early Holocene, mostly from vents north and west of the caldera.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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