Get our newsletter!
Check out the volcano tours offered by Volcano-Adventures!
Volcanoes & Earthquakes - new app for Android
Guaranteed tours:
17-23 Mar 2018: Kilauea Volcano Special - Big Island, Hawaiʻi
17-23 Mar 2018: Pele´s Fire and Myths - Big Island, Hawaiʻi
30 Mar - 4 Apr 2018: Sinabung Volcano Special - Sumatra (Indonesia)
28 Apr - 3 May 2018: Aegean's Hidden Gem: Isle of Milos - Milos Island (Greece)
5-13 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
12-20 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
19-27 May 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
9-17 Jun 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
24 Jun - 1 Jul 2018: Nyiragongo Lava Lake & Mountain Gorillas - DR Congo + Rwanda
6-14 Oct 2018: From Stromboli to Etna - Eolian Islands + Etna volcano (Italy)
: spaces available / : guaranteed / : few spaces left / : booked out
Random pictures
News

no news in this list.


 

Vestmannaeyjar (Heimaey + Surtsey) volcano

Submarine volcanoes, volcanic islands 279 m (915 ft)
Iceland, 63.43°N / -20.25°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Vestmannaeyjar (Heimaey + Surtsey) webcams / live data | Reports
Vestmannaeyjar (Heimaey + Surtsey) volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive and mildy explosive.


Vestmannaeyjar (Heimaey + Surtsey) volcano eruptions:

1637-38, 1896, 1963-67 (Surtsey island appears), 1973 (Jan-June, Heimaey)

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 14 Feb
Wed, 14 Feb 13:33 UTCM 1.1 / 5.4 km6 km10.7 km WNW of Skógar
Wed, 14 Feb 13:33 UTCM 1.9 / 7.6 km4 km5.2 km WSW of Básar
Sat, 10 Feb
Sat, 10 Feb 01:01 UTCM 2.0 / 1.1 km38 km31.3 km SW of Hella
Mon, 5 Feb
Mon, 5 Feb 23:20 UTCM 1.2 / 3.8 km2 km10.8 km SW of Básar
Tue, 30 Jan
Tue, 30 Jan 05:28 UTCM 0.4 / 9.3 km1 km8.3 km SW of Básar
View all recent quakes
The mostly submarine Vestmannaeyjar volcanic system is the southernmost and youngest volcanic center of the eastern volcanic rift zone that cuts across east-central Iceland.

Background:

It consists of a roughly 30 x 40 km group of basaltic volcanic islands and submarine cones occupying a shallow shelf off the south coast of Iceland. Vestmannaeyjar was the site of two of Iceland's most noted 20th-century eruptions:
The new island of Surtsey grew from the ocean floor during 1963-67. The island of Heimaey, 20 km to the NE, was the site of dramatic eruptions in 1973 during which lava flows partially overran the town of Vestmannaeyjar and threatened its harbor. Several other volcanoes have erupted during historical time. Twenty-two postglacial eruption sites are known in the Vestmannaeyjar system, and all ten subaerial vents on Heimaey are of Holocene age (less than 10,000 years old).
---
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institute


Booking.com

Latest satellite images


 

More on VolcanoDiscovery:

Copyrights: VolcanoDiscovery and other sources as noted.
Use of material: Text and images on this webpage are copyrighted. Further reproduction and use without authorization is not consented. If you need licensing rights for photographs, for example for publications and commercial use, please contact us.