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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
Sun, 24 May 2020
Sun, 24 May 11:51 UTCM 0.8 / 7.6 km9 km9.5 km SW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Sat, 23 May 2020
Sat, 23 May 07:17 UTCM 0.5 / 9.1 km25 km12.5 km SSE of Árnes (Iceland)
Sat, 16 May 2020
Sat, 16 May 17:16 UTCM 0.6 / 9.5 km23 km14.5 km ENE of Hella (Iceland)
Sat, 16 May 17:16 UTCM 0.8 / 9.4 km23 km14.5 km ENE of Hella (Iceland)
Sat, 16 May 00:00 UTCM 0.5 / 8.8 km28 km9.1 km ENE of Hella (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.

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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