Tjornes Fracture Zone

Name

Tjornes Fracture Zone

Depth

150 meters

Height

100 meters

Type

Submarine volcano

Location

North of Iceland

Status

Historical

Eruption

1868

Description

The offshore Tjornes Fracture Zone is an oblique transform zone that separates the northern volcanic zone of Iceland from the Kolbeinsey Ridge, part of the Mid of Atlantic Ridge north of Iceland. A submarine eruption was reported during 1867 to 1868 at the SE part of the fissure system off the northern coast of Iceland along the Manareyjar Ridge immediately north of Manareyjar Island.