Vatnafjöll

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Vatnafjöll
Vatnafjöll is located in Iceland
Vatnafjöll
Vatnafjöll
Highest point
Elevation1,235 m (4,052 ft)
Coordinates63°55′12″N 19°40′12″W / 63.92000°N 19.67000°W / 63.92000; -19.67000Coordinates: 63°55′12″N 19°40′12″W / 63.92000°N 19.67000°W / 63.92000; -19.67000
Geography
LocationIceland
Geology
Age of rockTephrochronology
Mountain typeFissure vents of Hekla
Last eruption1200 years ago

Vatnafjöll is a 40 km (25 mi) long, 9 km (6 mi) wide basaltic fissure vent system that is located southeast of Hekla, Iceland. It is part of the same system as Hekla.[1] More than two dozen eruptions have occurred at Vatnafjöll during the Holocene Epoch. Vatnafjöll last erupted about 1200 years ago.

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