Theistareykjarbunga

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Theistareykjarbunga is a shield volcano in Iceland with two fissure vents called Theistareykjahraun and Borgahraun, and two cones the 370m Storahversmor and the 540m Storaviti.[1]

Theistareykjarbunga
Theistareykjarbunga is located in Iceland
Theistareykjarbunga
Theistareykjarbunga
Elevation 564 m (1,850 ft)[1]
Listing List of volcanoes in Iceland
Location
Coordinates 65°53′N 16°50′W / 65.883°N 16.833°W / 65.883; -16.833Coordinates: 65°53′N 16°50′W / 65.883°N 16.833°W / 65.883; -16.833[1]
Geology
Type Shield Volcano
Last eruption 900 BCE ± 100 years

Subfeatures[edit]

Cones include the 370m Storahversmor shield volcano and the, 540m high, 30km3 Storaviti shield volcano.[1] And there are two fissure vents Theistareykjahraun and Borgahraun.[1]

Eruptions[edit]

There have been three dated eruptions, all VEI 0, the most recent in approximately 900BC. The previous eruption in approximately in 6800BC. An eruption in approximately 9500BC poured out a colossal 18,000,000,000 cubic meters of basaltic lava.[1]

See also[edit]

List of volcanoes in Iceland

References[edit]