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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
Mon, 17 Dec
Mon, 17 Dec 16:16 UTCM 1.8 / 3.1 km22 km11.8 km NE of Hvolsvöllur
Mon, 17 Dec 16:15 UTCM 1.6 / 9.7 km7 km2.8 km W of Básar
Mon, 17 Dec 04:51 UTCM 1.5 / 10.3 km10 km9.4 km ENE of Hekla
Mon, 17 Dec 04:51 UTCM 1.0 / 9.4 km9 km9.4 km E of Hekla
Mon, 17 Dec 01:20 UTCM 1.2 / 4.4 km3 km11.4 km SW of Básar
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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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