Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Krafla
The Krafla central volcano, located NE of Myvatn lake, is a topographically indistinct 10-km-wide caldera that is cut by a N-S-trending fissure system. This view from the south looks toward the center of the caldera with the rhyolitic lava dome of Hlidarfjall on the left and prominent fissures cutting across the caldera at the right. Krafla has been the source of many rifting and eruptive events during the Holocene, including two in historical time, during 1724-29 and 1975-84. Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:373080
Volcano Name:Krafla
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Caldera
Last Eruption:1984
Elevation:800m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:384
Pop. within 10km:384
Pop. within 30km:1258
Pop. within 100km:25667
Latitude:65.715
Longitude:-16.728



Eruption Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution No eruption data found for this volcano.
Emissions Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Emission ID SO2 Kilotons Start Date End Date
360 250 1980/07/11 1980/07/11
361 60 1980/10/19 1980/10/19
362 375 1984/09/05 1984/09/05


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Data from the MaGa Database
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