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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
Tungnafellsjökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 16 Oct
Tue, 16 Oct 06:41 UTCM 0.5 / 1.1 km5 km4.9 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 16 Oct 05:17 UTCM 0.9 / 0.1 km3 km3.5 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 15 Oct
Mon, 15 Oct 23:25 UTCM 1.2 / 1.3 km3 km3.4 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 15 Oct 17:45 UTCM 0.7 / 1.7 km3 km2.8 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 15 Oct 17:38 UTCM 0.2 / 0.7 km2 km3.2 km SSE 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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