Data from the Global Volcanism Program of the Smithsonian Institution
Details for: Ljosufjoll
The Ljósufjöll volcanic system at the eastern end of the Snæfellsnes Peninsula is composed of a group of cinder cones and lava flows erupted along short fissures on a roughly 90-km-long WNW-ESE line. The crest of the Ljósufjöll range is seen here from the south with glacial moraines descending its flanks. The latest eruption at Ljósufjöll post-dated the settlement of Iceland, and took place about 1000 years ago. Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1983 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).
Volcano Number:370030
Volcano Name:Ljosufjoll
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Fissure vent(s)
Last Eruption:960 CE
Elevation:1063m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 5km:713
Pop. within 10km:713
Pop. within 30km:1511
Pop. within 100km:192797
Latitude:64.9
Longitude:-22.483



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
370030 Ljosufjoll 12479 Confirmed Eruption 2 Eldborg Tephrochronology -7050
370030 Ljosufjoll 12480 Confirmed Eruption 3 ? Krothraunskula, Raudakúla, Graakula Tephrochronology -2050
370030 Ljosufjoll 12481 Confirmed Eruption 2 Grábrók Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -1750
370030 Ljosufjoll 12482 Confirmed Eruption 2 Ytri and Stóri Raudamelskula Radiocarbon (uncorrected) -665
370030 Ljosufjoll 12483 Confirmed Eruption 2 Raudhalsar Anthropology 960
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