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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…

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.
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