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Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull

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  • Iceland
  • Iceland Neovolcanic Rift Zone
  • Cluster | Fissure vent(s)
  • 950 CE
  • Country
  • Volcanic Province
  • Landform | Volc Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.85°N
  • 19.7°W

  • 1100 m
    3609 ft

  • 371080
  • Latitude
  • Longitude

  • Summit
    Elevation

  • Volcano
    Number

The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports available for Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull.

The Global Volcanism Program has no Bulletin Reports available for Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull.

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 6 confirmed Holocene eruptive periods.

0950 ± 50 years Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Hallmundahraun
0950 ± 50 years - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Hallmundahraun

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Tephra
0950 ± 50 years    - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

2050 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Lambahraun
2050 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Isotopic: 14C (calibrated)

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Lambahraun

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava fountains
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava lake
2050 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

2550 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Krákshraun
2550 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Krákshraun

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
2550 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

3550 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Strytuhraun
3550 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 2 Events for Episode 1 at Strytuhraun

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
3550 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

5850 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 2 (?)

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Kjalhraun
5850 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 6 Events for Episode 1 at Kjalhraun

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Explosion
   - - - -    - - - - Lava fountains
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava lake
   - - - -    - - - - Ash
5850 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)

8600 BCE (?) Confirmed Eruption Max VEI: 0

Episode 1 | Eruption Episode Leggjarbrjotur
8600 BCE (?) - Unknown Evidence from Correlation: Tephrochronology

List of 4 Events for Episode 1 at Leggjarbrjotur

Start Date End Date Event Type Event Remarks
   - - - -    - - - - Lava fountains
   - - - -    - - - - Lava flow
   - - - -    - - - - Lava lake
8600 BCE
(?)
   - - - - VEI (Explosivity Index)
Deformation History

There is no Deformation History data available for Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull.

Emission History

There is no Emissions History data available for Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull.

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 Oddnýjarhnjúkur-Langjökull in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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