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Iceland’s Grímsvötn in Top Ten Ranking of Volcanoes

The Grímsvötn lakes, which lie on top of a large magma chamber of a powerful volcano on Vatnajökull glacier in southeast Iceland, were ranked eighth in the Discovery Channel’s recent listing of the Top 10 Volcanoes in Geologic History.

“I’m very proud on behalf of our volcanoes,” geophysicist Magnús Tumi Gudmundsson told Morgunbladid, saying that Grímsvötn’s place in the list is well-deserved.

The Siberian Traps in Russia top the list, followed by Tambora, Indonesia, Olympus Mons, Mars, Santorini, Greece and Ra Patera, Io.

Click here to read more about the Discovery Channel’s ranking.

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