volcanic island off the southern coast of Iceland, southwest of the Vestmann Islands (Vestmannaeyjar). It emerged from the Atlantic Ocean in a fiery ... [3 related articles]
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Surtsey, volcanic island, c.1.25 sq mi (3.2 sq km), S of Iceland in Vestmannaeyjar (Westman Islands). The island was formed by the eruption (Nov., 1963) of Sutur, an underwater volcano named for a giant of Icelandic legend. For four months the fissure, estimated to be c.1,500 ft (460 m) long, emitte...
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