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Askja Caldera | Öskjuvatn with Hornfirðingahólmi

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Askja represents a volcanic system with nested calderas north of Vatnajökull. The eruption of 1875 resulted in the formation a huge caldera which was later filled by lake Öskjuvatn, 11 square kilometres large and more than 200 m deep. This small island in Öskjuvatn was created by a phreatomagmatic eruption in 1926.

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on Tuesday 3 September 2019 by Martin Mergili
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