Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Snaefellsjokull
Ice-clad Snæfellsjökull volcano towers above Breidavík bay at the western tip of the isolated Snæfellsnes Peninsula in western Iceland. Numerous pyroclastic cones dot the flanks of the 1448-m-high stratovolcano, which is the only large central volcano in this part of Iceland. Holocene lava flows extend to the sea over the entire western half of the volcano. One young flow that reached the coast on the eastern flank can be seen at the left side of the photo. The latest dated eruption took place about 1750 years ago; several lava flows may be even younger. Photo by Richie Williams, 1979 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:370010
Volcano Name:Snaefellsjokull
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:200 CE
Elevation:1446m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:9
Pop. within 10km:129
Pop. within 30km:2264
Pop. within 100km:11820
Latitude:64.8
Longitude:-23.783



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
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12469 Confirmed Eruption Radiocarbon (corrected) -8460
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12470 Confirmed Eruption Tephra layer Sn-3 Tephrochronology -6050
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12471 Confirmed Eruption 2 East of Snaefellsjökull (Budaklettur) Tephrochronology -4550
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12472 Confirmed Eruption 0 West flank (Ondverdarnesholar) Tephrochronology -4050
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12473 Confirmed Eruption 0 SE flank (Dagverdarahraun) Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2970
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12474 Confirmed Eruption 2 ? NE flank (800 m) Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2400
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12475 Confirmed Eruption 0 South flank (Thufuhraun) Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2270
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12476 Confirmed Eruption Tephra layer Sn-2 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -2010
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12477 Confirmed Eruption 2 NW flank (Raudhólar) Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1000
370010 Snaefellsjokull 12478 Confirmed Eruption Tephra layer Sn-1 Radiocarbon (uncorrected) 200
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