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)

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

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Sunday, September 26, 2021 01:52 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 26, 2021 1:52 am (GMT +0) (Sep 26, 2021 01:52 GMT)

6.8 km
42 km (26 mi)
Iceland: 7.9 Km NE of Þjórsárbrú
Thursday, September 23, 2021 05:31 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 23, 2021 5:31 am (GMT +0) (Sep 23, 2021 05:31 GMT)

0.1 km
41 km (25 mi)
Iceland: 7.5 Km E of Goðabunga
Thursday, September 16, 2021 01:45 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 16, 2021 1:45 am (GMT +0) (Sep 16, 2021 01:45 GMT)

1.2 km
29 km (18 mi)
Iceland: 2.3 Km W of Landmannalaugar
Monday, September 13, 2021 15:50 GMT (1 earthquake)
Sep 13, 2021 3:50 pm (GMT +0) (Sep 13, 2021 15:50 GMT)

0.1 km
36 km (22 mi)
Iceland: 3.0 Km W of Goðabunga


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

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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