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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) | Reports
Fremrinamur volcano books
Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Fremrinamur volcano eruptions:

800 BC (± 300 years)

TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 19 Apr
Thu, 19 Apr 09:48 UTCM 0.5 / 7.3 km25 km3.0 km SE of Herðubreið
Thu, 19 Apr 09:48 UTCM 0.1 / 6.5 km24 km4.5 km SSE of Herðubreið
Thu, 19 Apr 06:37 UTCM 1.2 / 9.6 km24 km3.8 km SSE of Herðubreið
Thu, 19 Apr 06:37 UTCM 0.6 / 5.9 km25 km3.4 km SSE of Herðubreið
Thu, 19 Apr 04:34 UTCM 0.7 / 7.9 km21 km4.7 km SSW 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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