Underwater Volcano Found off West Iceland?


Iceland Review Online

August 5, 2012

A mountain which the Icelandic Marine Research Institute (Hafró) discovered on the ocean floor west off theSnæfellsnes peninsula in West Iceland during an expedition earlier this summer may turn out to be a previously unknown volcano.

A fishing ship with Snæfellsjökull, the glacier-covered volcano on the tip of Snæfellsnes in the background. Copyright: Icelandic Photo Agency.

“Multi-laser measurements […] revealed a large underwater mountain deep off the foot of the continental shelf approximately 120 nautical miles west of Snæfellsnes,” a statement from Hafró reads, according to Fréttablaðið.

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