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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, 23 Mar
Thu, 23 Mar 18:48 UTCM 0.9 / 1.1 km5 km5.8 km ENE of Goðabunga
Thu, 23 Mar 05:50 UTCM 0.4 / 4.2 km7 km4.6 km SE of Goðabunga
Thu, 23 Mar 05:33 UTCM 0.4 / 0.1 km14 km5.9 km WNW of Goðabunga
Thu, 23 Mar 05:11 UTCM 1.2 / 8.3 km3 km3.7 km W of Vatnafjöll
Thu, 23 Mar 05:11 UTCM 0.5 / 8.1 km3 km3.7 km W of Vatnafjöll
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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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