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Vatnafjöll volcano

Updated: Sep 29, 2022 05:41 GMT -
Spalteneruptionen 1235 m / 4,052 ft
Southern Iceland, 63.92°N / -19.67°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Vatnafjöll volcano eruptions: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Wednesday, September 28, 2022 GMT (4 quakes)
Sep 28, 2022 4:57 am (GMT +0) (Sep 28, 2022 04:57 GMT)
1.1

8.4 km
13 km (8.1 mi)
Iceland: 11.9 Km NW of Álftavatn
Sep 28, 2022 4:39 am (GMT +0) (Sep 28, 2022 04:39 GMT)
1.3

6.9 km
16 km (9.9 mi)
Iceland: 12.3 Km NNW of Álftavatn
Sep 28, 2022 2:58 am (GMT +0) (Sep 28, 2022 02:58 GMT)
1.1

7.8 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
Iceland: 15.5 Km SE of Árnes
Sep 28, 2022 1:16 am (GMT +0) (Sep 28, 2022 01:16 GMT)
1.1

8.1 km
17 km (10.6 mi)
Iceland: 15.5 Km SE of Árnes
Saturday, September 24, 2022 GMT (1 quake)
Sep 24, 2022 4:17 am (GMT +0) (Sep 24, 2022 04:17 GMT)
1.1

5.2 km
3.6 km (2.2 mi)
Iceland: 3.5 Km SSW of Vatnafjöll

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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