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Surtsey

About volcano Surtsey and other information about it
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Madeleine Student

on 14 January 2014

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Transcript of Surtsey

Surtsey
The youngest volcano
History
Location
Volcanos
Iceland
Mid-Atlantic ridge
63.4N, 20.3W

Surtsey is a shield volcano that produces pillow lava. You can tell it is a shield volcano because of its flat shape, that looks somewhat like a shield.
Map
Formed
1963
Boiling water, steam explosions, and ash eruptions all caused it to be made,
Volcanic ash formed the volcano island.

Fun Facts
The image of Surtsey was on at least 3 stamps.
Surtsey got it's name after the Norse god Surtur- the god of fire.

Impact
Surtsey has an impact on human society because it is free from human interference. Because of this it has been providing long-term information about colonization of new animals and plants.
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What you see in this picture is a cock-tail's plume. It is formed by explosions that rip apart magma. That force sends ash and fragments high into the air in this pattern.
The eruption of Surtsey started on November 14, 1963. A day later the island was formed. At about the end of January its elevation changed by a lot. On April 4, 1964 the lava gently flowed and formed a lava shield. It has been known to be active up to 1967.
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