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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)
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Typical eruption style:


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:


TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 23 Mar
Thu, 23 Mar 11:11 UTCM 0.6 / 2.4 km15 km15.4 km E of Bárðarbunga
Thu, 23 Mar 08:09 UTCM 0.6 / 7.8 km3 km2.5 km NW of Bárðarbunga
Thu, 23 Mar 07:29 UTCM 0.9 / 10.4 km2 km2.0 km E of Hamarinn
Thu, 23 Mar 02:45 UTCM 0.3 / 11.4 km18 km16.8 km S of Kistufell
Thu, 23 Mar 02:27 UTCM 0.3 / 6.7 km1 km3.4 km WNW of Grímsfjall
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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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