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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
Mon, 19 Nov
Mon, 19 Nov 22:16 UTCM 1.0 / 12.9 km7 km7.3 km NNW of Herðubreiðarfjöll
Mon, 19 Nov 10:14 UTCM 0.6 / 2.2 km25 km11.1 km NNW of Lokatindur
Mon, 19 Nov 10:14 UTCM 0.9 / 3.2 km25 km10.9 km NNW of Lokatindur
Mon, 19 Nov 08:17 UTCM 0.4 / 8.6 km27 km5.6 km N of Herðubreið
Mon, 19 Nov 04:17 UTCM 0.8 / 9.6 km27 km3.9 km SSW of Herðubreiðarlindir
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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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