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Helgrindur

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland Neovolcanic Rift Zone
  • Cluster | Volcanic field
  • Unknown - Evidence Credible
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.866°N
  • 23.283°W

  • 986 m
    3235 ft

  • 370020
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
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Most Recent Weekly Report: 11 November-17 November 2020 Citation IconCite this Report

IMO reported that the Alert Level for Helgrindur was raised from Gray (insufficient monitoring) to Green (normal, non-eruptive) on 12 November, reflecting the recent installation of three seismic stations along the peninsula. The new instruments will allow for better coverage and sensitivity for the detection of seismic unrest. The Alert Level scale consists of five colors.

Source: Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO)

Weekly Reports - Index


2020: November


11 November-17 November 2020 Citation IconCite this Report

IMO reported that the Alert Level for Helgrindur was raised from Gray (insufficient monitoring) to Green (normal, non-eruptive) on 12 November, reflecting the recent installation of three seismic stations along the peninsula. The new instruments will allow for better coverage and sensitivity for the detection of seismic unrest. The Alert Level scale consists of five colors.

Source: Icelandic Meteorological Office (IMO)


The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Helgrindur.

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

The Global Volcanism Program is not aware of any Holocene eruptions from Helgrindur. If this volcano has had large eruptions (VEI >= 4) prior to 10,000 years ago, information might be found on the Helgrindur page in the LaMEVE (Large Magnitude Explosive Volcanic Eruptions) database, a part of the Volcano Global Risk Identification and Analysis Project (VOGRIPA).

Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Helgrindur.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Helgrindur.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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