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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, 22 Jan
Mon, 22 Jan 11:56 UTCM 0.7 / 1.1 km3 km3.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 22 Jan 09:04 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km7 km6.6 km ENE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 22 Jan 01:18 UTCM 1.2 / 1.4 km6 km5.9 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 21 Jan
Sun, 21 Jan 19:05 UTCM 0.86 km6.0 km ENE of Hamarinn
Sun, 21 Jan 06:20 UTCM 1.0 / 1.1 km19 km19.6 km NNE 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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