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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, 29 Sep 2020
Tue, 29 Sep 12:49 UTCM 0.5 / 8 km17 km16.3 Km SE of Árnes, Iceland
Thu, 24 Sep 2020
Thu, 24 Sep 23:49 UTCM 0.8 / 8.6 km4 km5.1 Km WSW of Vatnafjöll, Iceland
Mon, 21 Sep 2020
Mon, 21 Sep 02:07 UTCM 0.6 / 4.8 km10 km11.3 Km WSW of Vatnafjöll, Iceland
Tue, 15 Sep 2020
Tue, 15 Sep 03:17 UTCM 0.2 / 6.6 km10 km10.4 Km SW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Sun, 13 Sep 2020
Sun, 13 Sep 00:51 UTCM 0.5 / 6.2 km24 km13.6 Km SSE of Árnes (Iceland)
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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.


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.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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