Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-06002
The Ludent tuff ring, seen here from the west, formed in a phreatomagmatic eruption in the early Holocene. The Ludentsborgir crater row in the foreground formed during an eruption about 2,200 years ago which produced the massive lava flows that entered Mývatn lake and traveled about 60 km, reaching the northern coast of Iceland.
Photo by Michael Ryan, 1984 (U.S. Geological Survey).
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