Tungnafellsjökull volcano

Stratovolcano 1535 m (ca. 5,036 ft)
Island, 64.73°N / -17.94°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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.

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Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:


Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Thu, 17 Jun 2021 (GMT) (5 earthquakes)
17 Jun 2021 19:38:32 GMT

8.5 km
20 km (12 mi)
Iceland: 3.0 Km NNW of Bárðarbunga
17 Jun 2021 19:38:31 GMT

1.5 km
21 km (13 mi)
Iceland: 2.5 Km N of Bárðarbunga
17 Jun 2021 19:00:22 GMT

1.4 km
27 km (17 mi)
Iceland: 4.5 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga
17 Jun 2021 12:31:46 GMT

6.2 km
29 km (18 mi)
Iceland: 7.2 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga
17 Jun 2021 12:31:46 GMT

5.4 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 7.5 Km ESE of Bárðarbunga


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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