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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
Tungnafellsjökull volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Wed, 20 Mar 09:07 UTCM 0.7 / 23.4 km19 km19.5 km ESE of Bárðarbunga (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 09:06 UTCM 1.1 / 5.6 km17 km16.7 km ESE of Bárðarbunga (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 09:06 UTCM 0.8 / 18.7 km16 km16.3 km ESE of Bárðarbunga (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 09:04 UTCM 0.9 / 17.2 km18 km17.2 km ESE of Bárðarbunga (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 02:32 UTCM 1.2 / 1.8 km3 km0.2 km NNE of Grímsfjall (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.

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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