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Surtsey is an island that was formed during an eruption in 1963-67. It was named Surtsey (Surt's Island) after the fire giant (or jötunn) Surtr, who will engulf the world with his flaming sword at Ragnarök.

A postcard showing Surtsey near Iceland. Surtsey is a volcanic island off the south coast of Iceland. The island was created by a submarine volcanic eruption that began in 1963 and finished in 1967. It is named for the fire giant Surtr from Norse…
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