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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
Vatnafjöll volcano books
Typical eruption style: Effusive
Vatnafjöll volcano eruptions: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 14 Aug 2019
Wed, 14 Aug 08:38 UTCM 0.6 / 7.5 km4 km3.1 km S of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Wed, 14 Aug 01:44 UTCM 0.2 / 9.4 km9 km9.3 km SW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Wed, 14 Aug 01:44 UTCM 0.6 / 8.3 km8 km9.0 km SW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Sun, 11 Aug 2019
Sun, 11 Aug 22:28 UTCM 0.4 / 7.8 km5 km6.4 km WNW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Tue, 6 Aug 2019
Tue, 6 Aug 20:36 UTCM 0.7 / 4.2 km2 km1.9 km S of Vatnafjöll (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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