Borge, Vestvågøy, Lofoten, Norway

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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 26 Tephra layers at Borge

Site Type Area Latitude LongitudeGrid reference Altitude (m)
Terrestrial Norway, Vestvågøy, Lofoten 68.2470°N 13.7420°E 18
Profile Tephra Layer
NoNameTotal Profile Depth (m)TypeCorrelated name1Local name2Tephra Depth (m)CommentsGeochemical dataRef
330 monolith 2.38 peat monolith
Askja 1875 TephraQUB-383a 0.090 - 0.100View Data1958
Öræfajökull 1362 TephraQUB-385 Group 2 0.260 - 0.270View Data1958
Hekla 1158 Tephra 0.270 - 0.2801958
Hekla 1158 TephraQUB-386 0.280 - 0.290View Data1958
Hekla 1104 TephraQUB-388 Group 1 0.310 - 0.320View Data1958
Hekla 1158 TephraQUB-388 Group 2 0.310 - 0.320View Data1958
BIP-24a TephraQUB-389 0.410 - 0.420View Data1958
BIP-24b TephraQUB-389 Group 3 0.410 - 0.420View Data1958
Landnám Tephra
(QUB-571 Group 2 Tephra)
QUB-571 Group 2 0.480 - 0.490View Data1958
QUB-571 Group 1 TephraQUB-571 Group 1 0.480 - 0.490View Data1958
QUB-571 Group 3 TephraQUB-571 Group 3 0.480 - 0.490View Data1958
Borge-51 TephraQUB-570 0.510 - 0.520View Data1958
Borge-53 TephraQUB-569 0.530 - 0.540View Data1958
Borge-54 TephraQUB-568 0.540 - 0.550View Data1958
Borge-61 TephraQUB-567 0.610 - 0.620View Data1958
Bor TephraQUB-565 0.800 - 0.810View Data1958
Hekla 4 TephraQUB-564 1.070 - 1.080View Data1958
SILK A1 TephraQUB-598 1.180 - 1.190View Data1958
Borge-133 TephraQUB-600 1.330 - 1.340View Data1958
Borge-153 TephraQUB-601 1.530 - 1.540View Data1958
Hekla 5 TephraQUB-602 1.650 - 1.660View Data1958
Hekla 5 TephraQUB-603 1.750 - 1.760View Data1958
Suduroy TephraQUB-605 1.880 - 1.890View Data1958
Ssn (Snaefellsjokull) TephraQUB-608 2.120 - 2.130View Data1958
Vedde TephraQUB-620b 2.250 - 2.260View Data1958
Askja-S TephraQUB-620a 2.250 - 2.260View Data1958


*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 preceding each reference matches the Ref number on the data table above.

1958: Pilcher, J., Bradley, R. S., Francus, P. and Anderson, L.  2005  A Holocene tephra record from the Lofoten Islands, Arctic Norway. Boreas  34, 136-156.

Data Sources

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This Tephrabase search was made on 2/3/2024 at 23:38:21 local time, Edinburgh, Scotland, UK.