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Fremrinamur volcano

Schichtvulkan 939 m (3,081 ft)
Iceland, 65.43°N / -16.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
Fremrinamur volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Fremrinamur volcano eruptions:

800 BC (± 300 years)

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 20 Jan
Sun, 20 Jan 22:04 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km27 km5.9 km NW of Herðubreiðarlindir
Sun, 20 Jan 18:05 UTCM 0.7 / 6 km30 km3.8 km N of Herðubreiðarlindir
Sun, 20 Jan 11:38 UTCM 0.4 / 3.4 km11 km10.4 km SW of Kröfluvirkjun
Sat, 19 Jan
Sat, 19 Jan 14:39 UTCM 0.6 / 10.6 km28 km2.4 km W of Herðubreiðarlindir
Thu, 17 Jan
Thu, 17 Jan 22:07 UTCM 1.3 / 6.1 km12 km3.1 km WNW of Herðubreiðarfjöll
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Fremrinamur central volcano, NNE of Askja and SE of Myvatn lake, is a volcanic system that is being constructed over the basaltic Ketildyngja shield volcano.

Background:

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 Fremrinamur 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 Fremrinamur produced the Burfellshraun lava flow about 2500-3000 years ago.

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Source: GVP, Smithsonian Institution


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