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Fremrinámar volcano

Updated: Mar 29, 2023 18:19 GMT -
shield volcano 939 m / 3,081 ft
Iceland, 65.43°N / -16.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

Fremrinámar volcano (also written as Fremrinamur) is a volcanic system N of Askja and SE of Myvatn lake and includes the central Ketildyngja shield volcano and the Sveinar fissure swarm that extends 130 km to the north coast of Iceland.
The Kerlingardyngja shield volcano to the south is early Holocene in age. The latest eruption produced the Burfellshraun lava flow about 3,200 years ago that covered 75 km2.

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Typical eruption style: Effusive
Fremrinámar volcano eruptions: 800 BC (± 300 years)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Friday, March 24, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 24, 2023 10:00 pm (GMT +0) (Mar 24, 2023 22:00 GMT)

10.5 km
29 km (18 mi)
Iceland: 3.7 Km NNE of Herðubreið
Thursday, March 23, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 23, 2023 4:21 pm (GMT +0) (Mar 23, 2023 16:21 GMT)

2.4 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 3.5 Km WNW of Herðubreiðarlindir
Tuesday, March 21, 2023 GMT (1 quake)
Mar 21, 2023 9:09 pm (GMT +0) (Mar 21, 2023 21:09 GMT)

3.9 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 3.6 Km NNE of Herðubreið
Friday, March 17, 2023 GMT (2 quakes)
Mar 17, 2023 12:56 pm (GMT +0) (Mar 17, 2023 12:56 GMT)

2.6 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 3.8 Km NNE of Herðubreið
Mar 17, 2023 8:15 am (GMT +0) (Mar 17, 2023 08:15 GMT)

3.9 km
30 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 3.7 Km NNE of Herðubreið


Associated fissure systems, including the Sveinar fissure, extend 130 km to the northern coast of Iceland. The Kerlingardyngja shield volcano to the south is also part of the Fremrinámar volcanic system.
Iceland's renowned Myvatn lake formed as a result of the eruption of the massive 70-km-long older Laxarhraun lava flow from Ketildyngja shield volcano about 3800 years ago. The latest eruption from Fremrinámar produced the Burfellshraun lava flow about 2500-3000 years ago.
Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution

See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8 | NASA FIRMS

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