|Elevation||1,725 m (5,659 ft)|
|Listing||List of volcanoes in Iceland|
|Coordinates||64°25′12″N 17°19′48″W / 64.42000°N 17.33000°WCoordinates: 64°25′12″N 17°19′48″W / 64.42000°N 17.33000°W|
|Mountain type||Volcanic caldera|
|Last eruption||May 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]
- ↑ "Grímsvötn". Global Volcanism Program. Smithsonian Institution. Retrieved 15 August 2006.