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Tungnafellsjökull volcano

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

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 24 May
Thu, 24 May 03:24 UTCM 0.8 / 1.1 km8 km7.4 km ENE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 23 May
Wed, 23 May 07:55 UTCM 0.4 / 0.1 km9 km8.6 km E of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 23 May 06:26 UTCM 0.8 / 0.1 km8 km7.7 km E of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 23 May 06:26 UTCM 1.0 / 1.1 km8 km7.6 km E of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 22 May
Tue, 22 May 22:42 UTCM 1.1 / 4.3 km6 km4.7 km NE of Grímsfjall
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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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