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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:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 21 Apr
Fri, 21 Apr 05:28 UTCM 2.0 / 1.1 km13 km6.5 km W of Nýidalur
Fri, 21 Apr 03:30 UTCM 1.7 / 1.1 km25 km20.7 km ESE of Laugafell
Fri, 21 Apr 02:11 UTCM 0.5 / 10.7 km8 km7.5 km E of Bárðarbunga
Fri, 21 Apr 02:11 UTCM 1.1 / 2.3 km6 km7.8 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Fri, 21 Apr 00:01 UTCM 1.1 / 1.8 km11 km12.3 km S 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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