Fremrinamur volcano

Schichtvulkan 939 m (3,081 ft)
Island, 65.43°N / -16.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5)

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.

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Typical eruption style:

Effusive.


Fremrinamur volcano eruptions:

800 BC (± 300 years)

Latest nearby earthquakes

TimeMag. / DepthDistance/Location
Mon, 21 Jun 2021 (GMT) (2 earthquakes)
21 Jun 2021 14:13:07 GMT
0.6

4 km
45 km (28 mi)
Iceland: 3.8 Km WSW of Dreki
21 Jun 2021 14:13:07 GMT
0.2

3.7 km
45 km (28 mi)
Iceland: 4.1 Km WSW of Dreki
Sun, 20 Jun 2021 (GMT) (3 earthquakes)
20 Jun 2021 22:23:55 GMT
0.6

27 km
45 km (28 mi)
Iceland: 3.6 Km WNW of Upptyppingar
20 Jun 2021 22:23:55 GMT
0.6

8.1 km
48 km (30 mi)
Iceland: 8.0 Km WSW of Upptyppingar
20 Jun 2021 15:00:03 GMT
0.3

1.8 km
31 km (19 mi)
Iceland: 1.0 Km SSW of Kröfluvirkjun

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


See also: Sentinel hub | Landsat 8
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