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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
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Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:


TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 1 Nov 2019
Fri, 1 Nov 09:31 UTCM 0.2 / 3.3 km9 km13.1 km NE of Nýidalur (Iceland)
Sun, 13 Oct 2019
Sun, 13 Oct 13:53 UTCM 0.9 / 7.9 km4 km10.2 km ENE of Nýidalur (Iceland)
Sun, 13 Oct 13:53 UTCM 0.7 / 10.6 km5 km9.8 km NNE of Nýidalur (Iceland)
Sun, 13 Oct 13:49 UTCM 0.3 / 9.9 km7 km8.8 km NNE of Nýidalur (Iceland)
Sun, 13 Oct 13:43 UTCM 0.7 / 8.5 km6 km8.4 km NE of Nýidalur (Iceland)
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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.


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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