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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)
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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Vatnafjöll volcano eruptions: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 19 Oct
Thu, 19 Oct 03:29 UTCM 0.4 / 8.9 km3 km4.3 km W of Vatnafjöll
Tue, 17 Oct
Tue, 17 Oct 14:52 UTCM 1.2 / 0.1 km3 km4.0 km NNW of Hábunga
Tue, 17 Oct 14:52 UTCM 0.3 / 1.1 km2 km4.1 km N of Hábunga
Tue, 17 Oct 14:42 UTCM 0.9 / 2.7 km10 km5.8 km NNE of Skógar
Tue, 17 Oct 07:25 UTCM 1.2 / 1.2 km4 km5.5 km WSW of Landmannalaugar
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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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