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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12065

A small pond fills the bottom of the Kerid crater at the northern end of the Tjarnarholar crater row in the Grímsnes volcanic system.  The crater is elliptic in shape, 270 m long, 170 m wide, and 55 m deep.  Other cinder cones of the Holocene Grímsnes volcanic field are visible in the background to the north.  Grímsnes lava flows cover 54 sq km and were erupted from a group of 11 fissures that produced a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows.  
 Photo by Lee Siebert, 2008 (Smithsonian Institution).

A small pond fills the bottom of the Kerid crater at the northern end of the Tjarnarholar crater row in the Grímsnes volcanic system. The crater is elliptic in shape, 270 m long, 170 m wide, and 55 m deep. Other cinder cones of the Holocene Grímsnes volcanic field are visible in the background to the north. Grímsnes lava flows cover 54 sq km and were erupted from a group of 11 fissures that produced a series of NE-SW-trending crater rows.

Photo by Lee Siebert, 2008 (Smithsonian Institution).


Grímsnes