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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, 21 Oct
Sat, 21 Oct 01:19 UTCM 1.0 / 5.2 km8 km10.5 km NE of Goðabunga
Fri, 20 Oct
Fri, 20 Oct 23:51 UTCM 0.8 / 0.1 km14 km4.5 km WNW of Goðabunga
Fri, 20 Oct 20:26 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km1 km1.1 km W of Hekla
Fri, 20 Oct 15:56 UTCM 1.2 / 0.7 km2 km2.0 km W of Hekla
Fri, 20 Oct 15:56 UTCM 0.6 / 1.1 km2 km1.9 km WNW of Hekla
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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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