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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
Tindfjallajökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Explosive.


Tindfjallajökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

No recent earthquakes
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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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