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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
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
Mon, 18 Mar 16:40 UTCM 0.9 / 1.1 km17 km2.1 km SE of Seljalandsfoss (Iceland)
Mon, 18 Mar 04:39 UTCM 0.8 / 3.1 km5 km10.1 km NNW of Álftavatn (Iceland)
Mon, 18 Mar 04:39 UTCM 0.5 / 2.6 km7 km8.9 km NNW of Álftavatn (Iceland)
Mon, 18 Mar 00:31 UTCM 0.9 / 1.3 km6 km9.5 km NNW of Álftavatn (Iceland)
Sun, 17 Mar 2019
Sun, 17 Mar 23:15 UTCM 0.9 / 3.6 km4 km2.8 km NE of Hábunga (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.

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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