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Vatnafjöll volcano

Spalteneruptionen 1235 m / 4,052 ft
Southern Iceland, 63.92°N / -19.67°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Vatnafjöll volcano eruptions: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 18 Aug
Sat, 18 Aug 02:06 UTCM 1.3 / 2.3 km20 km8.1 km SSE of Brautarholt
Sat, 18 Aug 01:41 UTCM 1.0 / 6.1 km15 km5.9 km ENE of Básar
Sat, 18 Aug 00:48 UTCM 1.1 / 7.1 km9 km5.0 km WNW of Hábunga
Sat, 18 Aug 00:35 UTCM 0.6 / 6.6 km12 km14.5 km SW of Vatnafjöll
Fri, 17 Aug
Fri, 17 Aug 16:42 UTCM 0.6 / 6 km26 km9.2 km NNE of Hvolsvöllur
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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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