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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
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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Vatnafjöll volcano eruptions: ca. 750 AD +-1000 years
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Fri, 15 Nov 2019
Fri, 15 Nov 23:42 UTCM 0.7 / 7.7 km10 km10.8 km W of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Sat, 2 Nov 2019
Sat, 2 Nov 19:19 UTCM 0.9 / 9.8 km14 km14.4 km WSW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Thu, 31 Oct 2019
Thu, 31 Oct 15:52 UTCM 0.7 / 11.1 km2 km2.6 km SW of Vatnafjöll (Iceland)
Tue, 29 Oct 2019
Tue, 29 Oct 20:37 UTCM 0.6 / 10.9 km11 km12.3 km SW 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.


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.

Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute

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