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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
Mon, 18 Mar 2019
Mon, 18 Mar 05:59 UTCM 1.5 / 5.8 km17 km22.9 km ENE of Hveravellir (Iceland)
Fri, 15 Mar 2019
Fri, 15 Mar 02:38 UTCM 1.8 / 6.8 km23 km6.3 km WNW of Hveravellir (Iceland)
Fri, 15 Mar 02:16 UTCM 1.4 / 5.3 km24 km7.1 km NW of Hveravellir (Iceland)
Sun, 10 Mar 2019
Sun, 10 Mar 16:31 UTCM 1.7 / 1.1 km43 km28.3 km NNE of Hveravellir (Iceland)
Mon, 4 Mar 2019
Mon, 4 Mar 19:54 UTCM 0.7 / 7.4 km18 km35.7 km W of Hágöngulón (Iceland)
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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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