Tindfjallajökull volcano

Schichtvulkan 1463 m (4,800 ft)
Island, 63.79°N / -19.59°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Tindfjallajökull is one of the oldest Holocene volcanoes of the eastern volcanic zone of Iceland and has produced rocks of basaltic-to-rhyolitic composition.

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Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


Tindfjallajökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sun, 13 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
13 Jun 2021 19:47:38 GMT
0.4

9.2 km
45 km (28 mi)
Iceland: 8.8 Km SW of Árnes
Sat, 12 Jun 2021 (GMT) (1 earthquake)
12 Jun 2021 14:35:54 GMT
0.6

8.2 km
33 km (21 mi)
Iceland: 10.0 Km SE of Árnes
Fri, 11 Jun 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
11 Jun 2021 07:47:43 GMT
0.6

8.7 km
35 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 8.8 Km SSE of Árnes
11 Jun 2021 03:23:27 GMT
0.1

14 km
41 km (25 mi)
Iceland: 10.1 Km E of Hábunga
11 Jun 2021 02:33:44 GMT
0.9

1.1 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 5.4 Km N of Hábunga

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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