Hekla Volcano, Iceland

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Hekla volcano, Iceland

The 1991 eruption

volcano number: 0502-12= (according to Volcanoes of the World, 1994 edition)

summit elevation: 1491 m

location: 36.98°N, 19.70°W

Hekla's most recent eruption on its first evening, 17 January 1991, seen from Vestmannaeyjar on the island of Heimaey. Photo by Sigurgeir Jónasson.

Other Hekla images and some information on the WWW can be found at

Nordic Volcanological Institute, Iceland (one aerial photo, possibly post 1991),

Rangárvallahreppur, Iceland (with images of Hekla's 1970 eruption, but some links to images were not working on 29 June 1996: right URL for the 1970 eruption photo should be http://www.smart.is/rang/mysma/rang-70.jpg),

The 1991 eruption of Hekla is beautifully featured by Icelandic photographer Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson: Photo 1 (with Icelandic caption) and Photo 2 (English caption, but date should be 1991, not 1992)

Page set up on 6 April 1996, last modified on 29 June 1996