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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Tungnafellsjökull volcano eruptions:

unknown

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 24 Apr
Tue, 24 Apr 17:59 UTCM 0.7 / 21.8 km17 km16.8 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 24 Apr 17:36 UTCM 0.6 / 5 km3 km2.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 24 Apr 17:31 UTCM 2.3 / 4.1 km5 km4.3 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 24 Apr 15:52 UTCM 0.6 / 0.7 km9 km9.0 km ENE of Hamarinn
Tue, 24 Apr 15:21 UTCM 0.5 / 3.5 km1 km6.5 km ENE of Nýidalur
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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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