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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)
Tungnafellsjökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 13 Nov
Mon, 13 Nov 04:12 UTCM 0.8 / 7.6 km3 km4.2 km S of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 12 Nov
Sun, 12 Nov 19:58 UTCM 1.0 / 1.1 km6 km6.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 12 Nov 18:44 UTCM 1.3 / 1.1 km8 km7.7 km E of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 12 Nov 12:28 UTCM 1.1 / 1.1 km9 km9.8 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 12 Nov 09:45 UTCM 0.9 / 8.3 km4 km4.1 km ESE 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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