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Hofsjökull volcano volcano

Shield volcano (subglacial) 1782 m (5,846 ft)
Iceland, 64.78°N / -18.92°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Hofsjökull volcano volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive eruptions from  flank fissures.


Hofsjökull volcano volcano eruptions:

None during historic times.

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 1 Apr
Sun, 1 Apr 20:00 UTCM 1.7 / 5.9 km24 km3.6 km NW of Hveravellir
Mon, 26 Mar
Mon, 26 Mar 00:24 UTCM 1.9 / 5.8 km24 km3.3 km NW of Hveravellir
Sun, 25 Mar
Sun, 25 Mar 13:12 UTCM 1.2 / 4.8 km24 km4.8 km NW of Hveravellir
Sun, 25 Mar 13:12 UTCM 1.7 / 5.9 km24 km3.6 km NW of Hveravellir
Sat, 17 Mar
Sat, 17 Mar 02:57 UTCM 1.5 / 5.7 km24 km6.6 km NW of Hveravellir
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Background:

Hofsjökull volcano lies along an east-west-trending area connecting the two principal rift zones of Iceland. It bridges the gap between the Reykjanes-Langjökull rift on the west, which terminates at Langjökull, and the eastern zone, which extends NE-ward across east-central Iceland.
The roughly 7 x 11 km central caldera of Hofsjökull volcano lies beneath the western part of the massive Hofsjökull icecap. A small Holocene shield volcano is located at the SW margin of the icecap. Flank fissures north and east of the icecap have produced basaltic lava flows during the Holocene.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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