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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
Sat, 19 Aug
Sat, 19 Aug 21:12 UTCM 0.6 / 1.1 km1 km5.2 km NNE of Hábunga
Sat, 19 Aug 20:47 UTCM 0.6 / 4.7 km10 km1.4 km SSW of Goðabunga
Sat, 19 Aug 17:20 UTCM 0.3 / 0.6 km14 km1.3 km SSW of Búrfellsstöð
Sat, 19 Aug 10:54 UTCM 0.2 / 4.4 km5 km1.6 km NNW of Hábunga
Sat, 19 Aug 10:49 UTCM 0.9 / 1.5 km5 km10.1 km NNW 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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