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Askja

(äs`kyä), volcano, c.4,950 ft (1,510 m) high, E central Iceland; one of the highest in Europe. Its great eruption of 1875 devastated a large area; Askja last erupted in 1961. Askja caldera, surrounded by mountains of tuff, contains Öskjuvatn, a crater lake c.550 ft (170 m) deep.

Askja

a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft.). Area of crater: 88 sq. km (34 sq. miles)
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The huge caldera of Askja is an active centre of a volcanic system and, at 220 metres, is the deepest lake in Iceland.
The 11-hour Askja Lunar Tours depart daily from July 10 - August 20 and on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays until August 31.
For more information on the Askja Lunar Tour visit www.
Para el caso de la erupcion de 1963-65 del volcan Irazu, la muestra Ira2/5 presenta una Poblacion con una dimension fractal de 3,96, similar al de la Unidad UC2 de la erupcion de 1875 del volcan Askja ([D.
Since 2011 we have made five discoveries in the Krafla area which includes the licences PL035 and PL272: Krafla Main, Krafla West, Askja West, Askja East and Krafla North," says Irene Rummelhoff, Statoil senior vice president for exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).
Operator Statoil has together with PL272 partners made a gas discovery in the Askja West prospect and an oil discovery in the Askja East prospect in the North Sea.
Main wellbore 30/11-9 S tested the Askja West prospect and proved a net gas column of 90 metres in Late and Middle Jurassic rocks.
Side-track 30/11-9 A tested the Askja East prospect and proved a net oil column of 40 metres in the same geological formations.
Statoil estimates the total volumes in Askja West and Askja East to be in the range of 19 - 44 million barrels of recoverable oil equivalent (o.