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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 main wellbore 30/11-9 S tested the Askja West prospect, where a net gas column of 295 feet (90 meters) in Late and Middle Jurassic rocks was proven.
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.
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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.