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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
Sat, 18 Aug
Sat, 18 Aug 01:43 UTCM 1.3 / 12 km21 km39.9 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Sat, 18 Aug 01:21 UTCM 1.3 / 9.9 km18 km36.6 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Sat, 18 Aug 00:48 UTCM 1.5 / 1.1 km19 km36.7 km NNW of Sigöldustöð
Fri, 17 Aug
Fri, 17 Aug 19:22 UTCM 1.5 / 1.1 km22 km35.3 km W of Hágöngulón
Sun, 29 Jul
Sun, 29 Jul 23:19 UTCM 1.7 / 7.8 km10 km19.6 km SE 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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