Volcanic systems and fissure swarm and fracture database

What is this data ?

These databases include detailed mapping of fractures and eruptive fissures of many of the fissure swarms and fracture systems in Iceland.  Databases available include:

  • The South Iceland Seismic Zone
  • The Northern Volcanic Zone
  • Parts of the Tjörnes Fracture Zone
  • The Húsavík – Flatey faults
  • The Reykjanes Peninsula Oblique Rift
  • The Tungnafellsjökull fissure swarm (Central Iceland)

Where is it available?  Users of the databases have access to them.


Björnsdóttir, 2012. The fissure swarm of Tungnafellsjökull: Recent movements, M.Sc. thesis, Faculty of Earth Sciences. University of Iceland, Reykjavík.

Björnsdóttir, Einarsson, P., (submitted 2012). Evidence of recent movements in the Tungnafellsjökull fissure swarm in the Central Volcanic Zone, Iceland. Jökull.

Clifton, A.E., Kattenhorn, S.A., 2006. Structural architecture of a highly oblique divergent plate boundary segment. Tectonophysics 419, 27-40.

Clifton, A.E., Schlische, R.W., 2003. Fracture populations on the Reykjanes Peninsula, Iceland: Comparison with experimental clay models of oblique rifting. J Geophys Res-Solid Earth 108, 17.

Einarsson, P., 2010. Mapping of Holocene surface ruptures in the South Iceland Seismic Zone. Jökull 60, 117-134.

Hjartardóttir, A.R., Einarsson, P., Bramham, E., Wright, T.J., 2012. The Krafla fissure swarm, Iceland and its formation by rifting events. Bull. Volcanol. 74, 2139-2153.

Hjartardóttir, Á.R., 2008. The fissure swarm of the Askja central volcano. M.Sc. thesis, University of Iceland.

Hjartardóttir, Á.R., Einarsson, P., 2012. The Kverkfjöll fissure swarm and the eastern boundary of the Northern Volcanic Rift Zone, Iceland. Bull Volcanol 74, 143-162.

Hjartardóttir, Á.R., Einarsson, P., Brandsdóttir, B., 2010. The Kerlingar fault, Northeast Iceland: A Holocene normal fault east of the divergent plate boundary. Jökull 60, 103-116.

Hjartardóttir, Á.R., Einarsson, P., Sigurðsson, H., 2009. The fissure swarm of the Askja volcanic system along the divergent plate boundary of N Iceland. Bull Volcanol 71, 961-975.

Magnúsdóttir, S., Brandsdóttir, B., 2011. Tectonics of the Þeistareykir fissure swarm. Jökull 61, 65-79.