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East of Mývatn, the crater Víti, meaning Hell (or Stóra Víti, Big Hell), 320 m wide, was formed by an explosion in 1724. This started a series of eruption in the area, ending 1729, it was this year the Reykjahlíð village (excluding the church) was destroyed by the lava flow. Víti lies on the foot of the great volcano Krafla. The whole active area is called the Krafla area, including more than this mountain. The last eruption here was during 1975–84. The area is littered with signs of volcanic activity, like steam vents and hot mudpots.
(2010-06-05)

Iceland