Theistareykjarbunga

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Theistareykjarbunga
Theistareykjarbunga is located in Iceland
Theistareykjarbunga
Theistareykjarbunga
Highest point
Elevation564 m (1,850 ft) [1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Iceland
Coordinates65°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
Mountain typeShield volcano
Last eruption900 BCE ± 100 years

Theistareykjarbunga (Þeistareykjarbunga) is a shield volcano in northeastern Iceland with two fissure vents called Theistareykjahraun and Borgahraun, and two cones: the 370-metre Storahversmor and the 540-metre-high, 30-km3 Storaviti.[1]

Eruptions[edit]

There have been three dated eruptions, all VEI 0: the most recent eruption was around 900 BCE and the previous eruption was in 6800 BC. Around 9500 BCE, an eruption produced approximately 18 billion cubic metres of basaltic lava.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d "Global Volcanism Program".