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Hofsjökull volcano volcano

Shield volcano (subglacial) 1782 m (5,846 ft)
Iceland, 64.78°N / -18.92°W
Current status: normal or 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
Sat, 6 Oct
Sat, 6 Oct 22:07 UTCM 1.9 / 1.1 km23 km36.3 km W of Hágöngulón
Wed, 19 Sep
Wed, 19 Sep 00:21 UTCM 1.7 / 1.1 km25 km27.2 km W of Hágöngulón
Tue, 18 Sep
Tue, 18 Sep 22:01 UTCM 1.6 / 8.6 km16 km37.8 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Tue, 18 Sep 15:59 UTCM 1.6 / 0.1 km18 km9.5 km W of Hveravellir
Thu, 13 Sep
Thu, 13 Sep 21:36 UTCM 1.4 / 0.3 km21 km18.0 km SW of Laugafell
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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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