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Tindfjallajökull volcano

Schichtvulkan 1463 m (4,800 ft)
Iceland, 63.79°N / -19.59°W
Current status: (probably) extinct (0 out of 5)
Tindfjallajökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


Tindfjallajökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 10 Dec
Sun, 10 Dec 06:45 UTCM 0.5 / 6.4 km27 km10.5 km SSW of Árnes
Sun, 10 Dec 04:09 UTCM 0.6 / 0.1 km4 km3.0 km NNW of Hábunga
Sun, 10 Dec 04:09 UTCM 0.1 / 1.1 km4 km2.3 km NNW of Hábunga
Sat, 9 Dec
Sat, 9 Dec 23:30 UTCM 0.6 / 11.6 km5 km2.3 km NW of Hábunga
Sat, 9 Dec 04:47 UTCM 1.0 / 11.3 km4 km8.5 km N of Álftavatn
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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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