Location of the Hamarinn / Lokahryggur volcano

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There are many volcanoes in Iceland that don’t enjoy the publicity and the fame like the most active volcanoes in Iceland. That list contains mountains like Hekla, Katla, Eyjafjallajökull, Grímsvötn (Grímsfjall) and so on.

Hamarinn or Lokahryggur (Loki-Fögrufjöll) as it sometimes called is a small volcano under the Vatnajökull glacier icecap. Over the history it has not made many known eruptions. The last eruptions was in the year 1910 according to Global Volcanism Program. But according to Global Volcanism Program there might have been a eruption in the year 2008 and before that in the year 2006. The full list of uncertain eruptions can be found here.

This volcano is inside Bárðarbunga fissure system. But is independent of Bárðarbunga volcano. Hamarinn volcano does not have any caldera according to studies.

Icelandic Met Office has a good map of this area, to my surprise. That map can be found here. This map shows well all the volcanoes that are not listed at Global Volcanism Program website as there own volcanoes, or they might not even be listed at all on there web page.

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One Response to Location of the Hamarinn / Lokahryggur volcano

  1. Andrew in Finland says:

    I have been looking at the current activity around Bárðarbunga after the swarm a few weeks ago.

    http://fromtheold.com/news/earth/volcanoes/icelands-b-r-arbunga-volcano-shows-more-active-lately-20449

    Are you writing about this activity using the name of a different volcano?