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The New Lava from Hekla

Nature volume 159, page 646 (10 May 1947) | Download Citation



ON April 10 I received from Dr. Jóhannes Áskelsson of Reykjavik a specimen of the new lava from Hekla. Dr. Áskelsson states that the eruption began on March 29 at 7 a.m. (Icelandic time), and several lava streams began to flow in different directions. The specimen he sent was taken from the surface of the moving lava of a stream flowing east from the northern end of the Hekla ridge. It is a typical aa or block lava.

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    "Travels in Iceland during the Summer of 1810" (Edinburgh, 1811).

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    Bull. Geol. Soc. Amer., 33, 783 (1922).

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    , Soc. Scient. Islandica, 18, 55 (1936).

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  1. Geological Dept., University of Glasgow. April 22.

    • G. W. TYRRELL


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