Askja


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Askja

(ˈɑːskjə)
n
(Placename) a volcano in E central Iceland: active in 1961; largest crater in Iceland. Height: 1510 m (4954 ft). Area of crater: 88 sq km (34 sq miles)
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Remote Sensing and Geologic Mapping of Glaciovolcanic Deposits in the Region Surrounding Askja (Dyngjufjoll) Volcano, Iceland.
Norwegian oil giant Statoil ASA (NYSE: STO-Free Report), along with its partners, has struck oil and gas in the Askja prospects in the North Sea.
4) The March 1875 eruption of Mount Askja had forced a large migration of about two thousand Icelanders to Canada, where they moved west and, claiming blocks of land reserved by the federal government for minority communities, established the fishing settlement of Gimli on the shores of Lake Winnipeg.
In a stinging reading of Pall Skulason's Reflections on the Edge of Askja (University of Iceland Press, 2006), offered as a representative work of environmental reflection, Morton observes a fruitless and even destructive repetition in rhetorical evocations of Nature as a reality independent of human failings and limitations.
Starting from Lake Myvatn in the north of Iceland, the Askja Lunar Tour journeys through the surreal lunar landscapes and areas of unique geological formations, which now form part of Vatnaj'kull National Park, Europe's largest protected wilderness.
The philosopher Pall Skulason in describing the experience of being in Askja, which lies at the remote centre of the country, has stated ".
Since 2011 we have made five discoveries in the Krafla area which includes the licences PL035 and PL272: Krafla Main, Krafla West, Askja West, Askja East and Krafla North," says Irene Rummelhoff, Statoil senior vice president for exploration on the Norwegian continental shelf (NCS).