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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, 29 Apr
Sat, 29 Apr 05:41 UTCM 2.5 / 0.1 km4 km8.8 km ENE of Goðabunga
Sat, 29 Apr 05:41 UTCM 3.3 / 1.1 km4 km7.6 km ENE of Goðabunga
Fri, 28 Apr
Fri, 28 Apr 19:22 UTCM 0.3 / 4 km5 km3.8 km NNW of Hábunga
Fri, 28 Apr 14:52 UTCM 0.2 / 3.2 km2 km7.0 km N of Hábunga
Fri, 28 Apr 14:52 UTCM 0.9 / 0.1 km2 km7.5 km N of Hábunga
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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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