Grímsvötn

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Grímsvötn
Iceland Grimsvoetn 1972-B.jpg
Grímsvötn and the Vatnajökull glacier, Iceland, July 1972
Highest point
Elevation1,725 m (5,659 ft)[1]
ListingList of volcanoes in Iceland
Coordinates64°25′12″N 17°19′48″W / 64.42000°N 17.33000°W / 64.42000; -17.33000Coordinates: 64°25′12″N 17°19′48″W / 64.42000°N 17.33000°W / 64.42000; -17.33000
Geography
Geology
Mountain typeVolcanic caldera
Last eruptionMay 2011

Grímsvötn is a volcano in southeast Iceland. It has an elevation of 1,725 m (5,659 ft).

Grímsvötn is a basaltic volcano which has the highest eruption frequency of all the volcanoes in Iceland. It has a southwest-northeast-trending fissure system. The massive climate-impacting Laki fissure eruption of 1783–1784 was a part of the same fissure system.

References[change | change source]

  1. "Grímsvötn". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 15 August 2006.