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Fremrinamur volcano

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

Effusive.


Fremrinamur volcano eruptions:

800 BC (± 300 years)

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Mon, 22 May
Mon, 22 May 11:30 UTCM 0.4 / 11.2 km20 km5.3 km WSW of Herðubreið
Mon, 22 May 11:30 UTCM 1.1 / 14.2 km19 km5.8 km WSW of Herðubreið
Mon, 22 May 03:32 UTCM 0.1 / 11.9 km22 km3.6 km S of Herðubreið
Mon, 22 May 00:17 UTCM 0.2 / 7.5 km22 km3.3 km SW of Herðubreið
Sun, 21 May
Sun, 21 May 22:39 UTCM 0.1 / 8.3 km21 km3.5 km SW of Herðubreið
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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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