Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Grimsnes
A small pond fills the bottom of the Kerid crater at the northern end of the Tjarnarholar crater row in the Grímsnes volcanic system. The crater is elliptic in shape, 270 m long, 170 m wide, and 55 m deep. Other cinder cones of the Holocene Grímsnes volcanic field are visible in the background to the north. Grímsnes lava flows cover 54 sq km and were erupted from a group of 11 fissures that produced a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows. Photo by Lee Siebert, 2008 (Smithsonian Institution).
Volcano Number:371060
Volcano Name:Grimsnes
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Crater rows
Last Eruption:-3500
Elevation:200m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:6253
Pop. within 10km:6253
Pop. within 30km:11236
Pop. within 100km:197798
Latitude:64.05
Longitude:-20.883



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Volcano Number Volcano Name Eruption Number Activity Type Explosivity Index Max Explosivity Index Modifier Activity Area Activity Unit Start Evidence Method Start Date End Date
371060 Grimsnes 12529 Confirmed Eruption 3 Seydisholar Radiocarbon (corrected) -7750
371060 Grimsnes 12530 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -6250
371060 Grimsnes 12531 Confirmed Eruption 0 Selholl South Tephrochronology -4500
371060 Grimsnes 12532 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Selholl North Tephrochronology -4450
371060 Grimsnes 12533 Confirmed Eruption 3 Kerholar Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -4270
371060 Grimsnes 12534 Confirmed Eruption 0 Borgaholl Tephrochronology -4050
371060 Grimsnes 12535 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Alftarholl Tephrochronology -4000
371060 Grimsnes 12536 Confirmed Eruption 0 Kolgrafarholl Tephrochronology -3900
371060 Grimsnes 12537 Confirmed Eruption 0 Raudholar Tephrochronology -3750
371060 Grimsnes 12538 Confirmed Eruption 0 Borgarholar Tephrochronology -3650
371060 Grimsnes 12539 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? Kalfsholar Tephrochronology -3500
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No emissions data found for this volcano.


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