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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
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Typical eruption style:


Tindfjallajökull volcano eruptions:


TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 4 Oct 2019
Fri, 4 Oct 22:02 UTCM 1.3 / 4.9 km9 km6.0 km NNE of Básar (Iceland)
Fri, 4 Oct 22:01 UTCM 1.6 / 1.1 km12 km3.9 km NNE of Básar (Iceland)
Mon, 30 Sep 2019
Mon, 30 Sep 21:00 UTCM 0.3 / 7 km11 km12.6 km SW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Fri, 20 Sep 2019
Fri, 20 Sep 05:16 UTCM 1.6 / 1.1 km6 km25.3 km NW of Sigöldustöð (Iceland)
Wed, 18 Sep 2019
Wed, 18 Sep 22:01 UTCM 1.1 / 6.3 km7 km8.3 km N of Básar (Iceland)
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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.


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.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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