Tjörnes Fracture Zone volcano

Updated: Jul 6, 2022 16:16 GMT - Refresh
submarine volcano unknown summit elevation
North of Iceland, 66.3°N / -17.1°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)
Last update: 11 Mar 2022

The offshore Tjörnes Fracture Zone is an oblique transform zone that separates the northern volcanic zone of Iceland from the Kolbeinsey Ridge, part of the Mid-Atlantic Ridge north of Iceland.

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Typical eruption style: unspecified
Tjörnes Fracture Zone volcano eruptions: 1868
Lastest nearby earthquakes:
TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Tuesday, July 5, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jul 5, 2022 5:01 pm (GMT +0) (Jul 5, 2022 17:01 GMT)
1.9

9.9 km
9.3 km (5.8 mi)
Iceland: 28.6 Km WNW of Kópasker
Thursday, June 30, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 30, 2022 4:50 am (GMT +0) (Jun 30, 2022 04:50 GMT)
2.0

8.7 km
41 km (25 mi)
Iceland: 7.7 Km ESE of Grímsey
Tuesday, June 28, 2022 GMT (2 quakes)
Jun 28, 2022 10:45 am (GMT +0) (Jun 28, 2022 10:45 GMT)
1.9

10 km
37 km (23 mi)
Iceland: 10.4 Km E of Grímsey
Jun 28, 2022 6:36 am (GMT +0) (Jun 28, 2022 06:36 GMT)
2.1

10 km
36 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 12.8 Km ESE of Grímsey
Saturday, June 25, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Jun 25, 2022 2:05 pm (GMT +0) (Jun 25, 2022 14:05 GMT)
2.5

11 km
37 km (23 mi)
Iceland: 12.4 Km ESE of Grímsey

Background

A submarine eruption was reported during 1867-1868 at the SE part of the fissure system off the northern coast of Iceland along the Manareyjar Ridge immediately north of Manareyjar Island.
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