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Ljósufjöll

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland Neovolcanic Rift Zone
  • Cluster | Volcanic field
  • 960 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.9°N
  • 22.483°W

  • 1063 m
    3488 ft

  • 370030
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Ljósufjöll.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Ljósufjöll.

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

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 5 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

0960 ± 10 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Raudhalsar
0960 ± 10 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Anthropology

List of 6 Events for Episode 1 at Raudhalsar

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Phreatic activity
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Scoria
   - - - -    - - - - Property Damage
0960 ± 10 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

0665 BCE ± 100 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Ytri and Stóri Raudamelskula
0665 BCE ± 100 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Ytri and Stóri Raudamelskula

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
0665 BCE ± 100 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

1750 BCE ± 150 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Grábrók
1750 BCE ± 150 years - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (uncalibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Grábrók

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
1750 BCE ± 150 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

2050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 3 (?)

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Krothraunskula, Raudakúla, Graakula
2050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Krothraunskula, Raudakúla, Graakula

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
2050 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

7050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Eldborg
7050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 5 Events for Episode 1 at Eldborg

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow Entered water.
   - - - -    - - - - Cinder Cone
7050 BCE ± 1000 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Ljósufjöll.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Ljósufjöll.

GVP Map Holdings

Maps are not currently available due to technical issues.

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.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

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

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