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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, 26 Jul
Wed, 26 Jul 17:41 UTCM 1.5 / 0.3 km9 km8.1 km ENE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 26 Jul 17:36 UTCM 1.0 / 4.1 km6 km5.8 km ENE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 26 Jul 07:14 UTCM 0.7 / 2.1 km7 km5.8 km ENE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 26 Jul 05:41 UTCM 0.2 / 7.1 km2 km1.6 km ENE of Bárðarbunga
Wed, 26 Jul 05:29 UTCM 0.2 / 2.8 km3 km1.3 km NNE 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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