Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-05996
The dark lava flow field of the 1975-1984 rifting episode of Krafla extends about 16 km N into the distance, and reached the base of the eastern Gæsafjöll cliffs (left). One of Iceland’s table mountains, Gæsafjöll formed as a result of repeated eruptions through a glacial icecap.
Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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Keywords: lava flow