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The Skagafjörður Volcanic Zone - An ephemeral Rift Zone

  title={The Skagafj{\"o}rður Volcanic Zone - An ephemeral Rift Zone},
  author={{\'A}. Hjartarson},
  • Á. Hjartarson
  • Published 2003
  • Geology
  • In the Skagafjorður district, North Iceland, an unconformity with a sedimentary layer divides the strata pile into Neogene and Pleistocene volcanic successions. Neogene volcanism faded out 4-5 Ma when the area drifted out of the volcanic zone near the diverging boundaries of the North American and Eurasian crustal plates, after which erosion took over for about a million years. Volcanism started again at the beginning of the Pleistocene. Lava flows covered the eroded Neogene landscape and an… CONTINUE READING

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