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Details for: Askja
Askja is a central volcano made up of the Dyngjufjöll massif and at least three calderas, the largest of which is 8 km wide. This view from the SE looks across Öskjuvatn lake within the youngest caldera that formed in 1875 during Askja's largest historical eruption. It truncates a larger caldera, whose wall is seen in the distance above the lava-covered caldera floor. The 100-km-long Askja fissure swarm, which includes the Sveinagjá graben, is also related to the Askja volcanic system. Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).
Volcano Number:373060
Volcano Name:Askja
Country:Iceland
Volcano Type:Stratovolcano
Last Eruption:1961 CE
Elevation:1080m
Tectonic Setting:Rift zone / Oceanic crust (< 15 km)
Pop. within 100km:13028
Latitude:65.033
Longitude:-16.783



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