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Tungnafellsjökull volcano

Stratovolcano 1535 m (ca. 5,036 ft)
Iceland, 64.73°N / -17.94°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 16 Dec
Sun, 16 Dec 09:25 UTCM 0.8 / 3 km5 km4.0 km NE of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 16 Dec 09:25 UTCM 1.4 / 0.7 km4 km3.3 km E of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 16 Dec 06:27 UTCM 0.4 / 4.7 km2 km1.1 km NNE of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 16 Dec 00:51 UTCM 0.3 / 1.9 km2 km1.8 km E of Hamarinn
Sun, 16 Dec 00:33 UTCM 0.8 / 0.1 km4 km3.6 km E of Bárðarbunga
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Tungnafellsjökull central volcano has not have recorded historical activity, but is considered an active volcano that has erupted during the past 10,000 year, mainly from flank fissures on the NE side where young basaltic lava flows occur.

Background:

It is located to the NW of the Vatnajökull glacier and contains two calderas. One is largely filled by the Tungnafellsjökull glacier, while the other one to the SE is free of ice and has old rhyolitic lava flows.


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