Audkula, Svinadalur, Austur-Hunavatnasysla, Iceland

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This page contains the results of your search. It is divided into two sections. The first contains information about any tephra layers present at the site and the second part contains details about the source references and the date and time of the search.

Your search has found 11 Tephra layers at Audkula

Site Type Area Latitude Longitude Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Iceland, Svinadalur, Austur-Hunavatnasysla 65.5000°N 20.0400°W 200
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
72 Upper Profile 1.35 Eroded stream bank
Hekla 1300 Tephra 0.600 - 0.605View Data969
Hekla 1104 Tephra 0.705 - 0.710View Data969
Landnám Tephra 0.760 - 0.770View Data969
Hekla 3 Tephra 0.860 - 0.880View Data969
Hekla 4 Tephra 0.940 - 0.990View Data969
73 Lower Profile 1.50 Eroded turf bank
Hekla 1104 Tephra 0.135 - 0.160View Data969
Katla 1000 (K-X) Tephra 0.190 - 0.200View Data969
Landnám Tephra 0.220 - 0.230View Data969
SvV (Veidivotn) Tephra 0.405 - 0.410View Data969
Hekla 3 Tephra 0.430 - 0.445View Data969
Hekla 4 Tephra 0.575 - 0.615View Data969


*Note that the Tephra layer depth of a cryptotephra does not indicate the thickness of the layer, as in a visible tephra tephra layer. The thickness indicates the spread of the tephra shards in the sediment or sometimes the top and bottom depths are the same (i.e. no apparent thickness).

1Correlated tephra name means that the tephra deposit has been correlated with a tephra horizon found at multiple sites (e.g. Hekla 4). Of course, these correlations could be reinterpreted and care needs to be taken.

2Local tephra name is the name given by the researchers for the tephra found at the site, this is often a mixture of a site code/name and the depth of the tephra. Not all tephra layers in Tephrabase have a local name, but more or being added. This is independent of any correlations to other tephra deposits.


The data on this page is from the following source(s). If you use this data please acknowledge the source of the data. The number preceeding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

969: Boygle, J.E.  1994   Tephra in lake sediments: An unambiguous geochronological marker?  PhD. Thesis, University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh,

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This Tephrabase search was made on 17/9/2021 at 14:15:08 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.