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Eldey

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland and Arctic Ocean
  • Submarine
  • 1926 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 63.733°N
  • 23°W

  • 70 m
    230 ft

  • 371022
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Eldey.

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This compilation of synonyms and subsidiary features may not be comprehensive. Features are organized into four major categories: Cones, Craters, Domes, and Thermal Features. Synonyms of features appear indented below the primary name. In some cases additional feature type, elevation, or location details are provided.

Eruptive History

There is data available for 6 Holocene eruptive periods.

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
1926 Jun 5 ± 4 days Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations Reykjaneshryggur (NE of Eldey)
[ 1884 Jul 26 ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain     Reykjaneshryggur (NW of Eldey)
1879 May 30 (?) 1879 Jun 15 ± 5 days Confirmed   Historical Observations Reykjaneshryggur (Geirfugladrangur)
1422 Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations Reykjaneshryggur (Geirfuglasker-Eldey area)
1340 (?) Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations Reykjaneshryggur
1211 Aug 31 ± 30 days Unknown Confirmed   Historical Observations Reykjaneshryggur, Karlsgigur; R-7 tephra
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Eldey.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Eldey.

Photo Gallery

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GVP Map Holdings

The maps shown below have been scanned from the GVP map archives and include the volcano on this page. Clicking on the small images will load the full 300 dpi map. Very small-scale maps (such as world maps) are not included. The maps database originated over 30 years ago, but was only recently updated and connected to our main database. We welcome users to tell us if they see incorrect information or other problems with the maps; please use the Contact GVP link at the bottom of the page to send us email.


Title: Geomorphology of Iceland
Publisher: University of Goteborg, Dept Phys Geog
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Geology (Geomorphology)
Scale: 1:1,750
Map of Geomorphology of Iceland

Title: Geographical Names of Iceland
Publisher: University of Goteborg, Dept Phys Geog
Country: Iceland
Year: 1984
Map Type: Unknown
Scale: 1:1,750
Map of Geographical Names of Iceland
Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Eldey in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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