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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) | Reports
Tindfjallajökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


Tindfjallajökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 15 Jul
Sun, 15 Jul 17:06 UTCM 0.5 / 2.4 km1 km6.4 km N of Hábunga
Sun, 15 Jul 05:10 UTCM 0.5 / 4.1 km0 km0.0 km ESE of Hekla
Sun, 15 Jul 03:22 UTCM 1.0 / 0.1 km6 km4.4 km ESE of Goðabunga
Sun, 15 Jul 03:22 UTCM 0.2 / 1.1 km6 km3.8 km ESE of Goðabunga
Sat, 14 Jul
Sat, 14 Jul 23:10 UTCM 0.8 / 7.5 km17 km17.8 km W of Vatnafjöll
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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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