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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
Wed, 14 Nov
Wed, 14 Nov 09:26 UTCM 1.4 / 1.1 km19 km6.5 km SSW of Hágöngulón
Sun, 11 Nov
Sun, 11 Nov 18:13 UTCM 1.3 / 6.5 km2 km27.0 km SSE of Hveravellir
Sun, 11 Nov 18:13 UTCM 0.5 / 6.7 km2 km26.6 km SSE of Hveravellir
Wed, 7 Nov
Wed, 7 Nov 20:40 UTCM 1.5 / 11.1 km1 km27.4 km SSE 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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