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Sırfell, Reykjanes:

View from the top of a crater row part of Reykjanes Volcanic fissure system. In the background, the mountain with some clouds over it is Sırfell, one of the crater of this system. The lavafield on the left is Sırfellhraun.

From © Smithsonian Global Volcanism Program data
The Reykjanes volcanic system at the SW tip of the Reykjanes Peninsula, where the Mid Atlantic Ridge rises above sea level, comprises a broad area of postglacial basaltic crater rows and small shield volcanoes. The Reykjanes volcanic system is the westernmost of a series of four closely-spaced en-echelon fissure systems that extend diagonally across the Reykjanes Peninsula. Most of the volcanic system is covered by Holocene lavas and eruptions have occurred in historical time during the 13th century at several locations on the NE-SW-trending fissure system.

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