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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
Tue, 22 Aug
Tue, 22 Aug 10:41 UTCM 0.2 / 1.1 km5 km9.5 km NNW of Álftavatn
Mon, 21 Aug
Mon, 21 Aug 21:26 UTCM 0.7 / 1.2 km6 km3.6 km NW of Hábunga
Mon, 21 Aug 21:25 UTCM 0.3 / 10.8 km7 km3.7 km SE of Goðabunga
Mon, 21 Aug 18:28 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km14 km0.9 km SSW of Búrfellsstöð
Mon, 21 Aug 14:02 UTCM 0.6 / 0.1 km5 km10.9 km ENE of Goðabunga
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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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