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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
Wed, 20 Sep
Wed, 20 Sep 03:19 UTCM 0.7 / 4.7 km7 km11.5 km ENE of Nýidalur
Wed, 20 Sep 03:12 UTCM 0.8 / 19.4 km13 km13.4 km W of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 18 Sep
Mon, 18 Sep 22:29 UTCM 0.6 / 9.6 km18 km16.3 km SSE of Kistufell
Mon, 18 Sep 19:30 UTCM 0.4 / 14.1 km18 km18.3 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 18 Sep 12:05 UTCM 1.1 / 12.6 km3 km3.4 km E of Hamarinn
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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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