Krafla lava field in Mývatn region
by Chiara Arrighi, University of Florence, Florence, Italy
The volcanic activity at Krafla (Northern Iceland) is episodic, occurring every 250-1000 years. The most recent eruption started in 1975 and lasted about ten years. A large area of about 15 km² is now covered by a 1 km deep hyaloclastite and basaltic lava layers and steaming fumaroles dominate the landscape.
Taken on 16
Submitted on 19 February 2017
Credit: Chiara Arrighi (distributed via imaggeo.egu.eu)
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