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Details for: Hekla
Snow-covered Hekla, one of Iceland's most prominent and active volcanoes, is seen here in an aerial view from the east. Toppgigur crater occupies the summit, in the middle of the ridge, and Axlargigur crater is seen here as a small peak along the summit ridge to the left (W). Repeated eruptions along an ENE-WSW-trending rift are responsible for Hekla's elongated profile. The 5.5-km-long Heklugja fissure cuts across the volcano. Lava flows from eruptions dating back to 1104 CE cover much of the volcano's flanks and are seen here fanning out from the ridge in all directions. Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1977 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).
Volcano Number:372070
Volcano Name:Hekla
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:2000 CE
Elevation:1490m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 30km:298
Pop. within 100km:22845
Latitude:63.983
Longitude:-19.666



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