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Vatnafjöll volcano

Spalteneruptionen 1235 m / 4,052 ft
Southern Iceland, 63.92°N / -19.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Vatnafjöll volcano eruptions: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 16 Oct
Tue, 16 Oct 15:41 UTCM 0.5 / 3.6 km10 km1.5 km SSW of Goðabunga
Tue, 16 Oct 07:29 UTCM 0.5 / 15.6 km8 km3.9 km ESE of Hábunga
Tue, 16 Oct 07:29 UTCM 0.7 / 11.7 km6 km2.3 km E of Hábunga
Tue, 16 Oct 03:14 UTCM 1.2 / 7.1 km25 km10.3 km SSE of Árnes
Tue, 16 Oct 00:47 UTCM 0.7 / 1.3 km6 km9.0 km W of Landmannalaugar
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The Vatnafjöll volcanic system, lying immediately SE of Hekla volcano, is a 40-km-long, 9-km-wide collection of alkali basaltic fissures and crater rows.

Background:

Volcanism has migrated from the SW to the NE during the early to late Holocene. This volcanic system has been one of Iceland's most active. More than two dozen fissure eruptions have occurred during the Holocene, most recently about 1200 years ago.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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