The island since 1963 in Surtsey

The island was formed in a volcanic eruption which began 130 metres below sea level, and reached the surface on 14 November 1963. The eruption lasted until 5 June 1967, when the island reached its maximum size of 2.7 km2. Since then, wave erosion has caused the island to steadily diminish in size, as of 2012, its […]