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Langjökull volcano

Stratovolcano volcano (subglacial) 1360 m (4,462 ft)
Iceland, 64.75°N / -19.98°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Langjökull volcano books
Typical eruption style: Large effusive eruptions from  flank fissures, explosive activity from the summit crater.
Langjökull volcano eruptions: ca. 925 AD
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
Mon, 13 Aug
Mon, 13 Aug 19:33 UTCM 1.8 / 1.1 km24 km33.0 km NE of Geysir
Sat, 11 Aug
Sat, 11 Aug 21:18 UTCM 1.1 / 4.7 km25 km25.2 km NNE of Geysir
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The Langjökull central volcano lies at the northern end of an active volcanic zone that extends to the NE from the Reykjanes Peninsula.

Background:

Langjökull volcano occupies the NE half of the massive Langjökull icecap, east of the prominent Pleistocene table mountain, Erikskökull. A summit caldera lies beneath the ice. Several shield volcanoes have been constructed along flank fissure zones, and postglacial lava flows flank Langjökull on the northern, western, and eastern sides. One of the most prominent of these is a small shield volcano that was formed at the site of the massive Hallmundahraun lava flow, which covers 200 sq km, and was erupted shortly after 900 AD.
The Geysir thermal area, containing Iceland's largest geysers, lies in the Haukadalur basin, near the southern end of the lengthy fissure system extending from Langjökull central volcano.
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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


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Background

The Langjökull central volcano lies at the northern end of an active volcanic zone that extends to the NE from the Reykjanes Peninsula.
Langjökull volcano occupies the NE half of the massive Langjökull icecap, east of the prominent Pleistocene table mountain, Erikskökull. A summit caldera lies beneath the ice. Several shield volcanoes have been constructed along flank fissure zones, and postglacial lava flows flank Langjökull on the northern, western, and eastern sides. One of the most prominent of these is a small shield volcano that was formed at the site of the massive Hallmundahraun lava flow, which covers 200 sq km, and was erupted shortly after 900 AD.
The Geysir thermal area, containing Iceland's largest geysers, lies in the Haukadalur basin, near the southern end of the lengthy fissure system extending from Langjökull central volcano.


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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute



 

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