Tjörnes

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Coordinates: 66°10′N17°08′W / 66.167°N 17.133°W / 66.167; -17.133

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Tjörnes peninsula

Tjörnes (Icelandic pronunciation:  [ˈtʰjœrˌnɛːs] ) is a peninsula situated at the northeast of Iceland, between the fjords of Öxarfjörður and Skjálfandi. Tjörnes is known for its particularly dense population of Rock Ptarmigan and the rich fossil record of Miocene - Pliocene age. [1] [2]

The submarine volcano

Tjornes Fracture Zone
Highest point
Elevation Below sea level
Prominence Below sea level
Coordinates 66°18′N17°06′W / 66.30°N 17.10°W / 66.30; -17.10 (Tjornes Fracture Zone)
Geography
Location Atlantic Ocean north of Iceland
Geology
Mountain type Fissure vents
Last eruption 1867 to 1868

There is a submarine volcano north of Iceland named the Tjornes Fracture Zone. It is a series of underwater fissure vents that last erupted in 1868.

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References

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