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Esjufjöll volcano

Stratovolcano 1760 m (5,774 ft)
Iceland, 64.27°N / -16.65°W
Current status: normal or dormant (1 out of 5) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Erupciones del volcán Esjufjöll: 1927
Fecha / HoraRevista / ProfundidadDistanciaUbicación
Fri, 22 Mar 2019
Fri, 22 Mar 09:37 UTCM 0.9 / 9.6 km3 km3.2 km WSW of Grímsfjall (Iceland)
Thu, 21 Mar 2019
Thu, 21 Mar 23:40 UTCM 0.1 / 0.1 km4 km6.0 km ESE of Hvannadalshnjúkur (Iceland)
Thu, 21 Mar 15:10 UTCM 0.5 / 0.1 km20 km3.9 km WNW of Skaftafell (Iceland)
Thu, 21 Mar 05:29 UTCM 0.7 / 1.1 km14 km10.4 km NE of Skaftafell (Iceland)
Wed, 20 Mar 2019
Wed, 20 Mar 23:04 UTCM 0.2 / 0.1 km4 km5.9 km SSE of Hvannadalshnjúkur (Iceland)
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The subglacial Esjufjöll volcano at the SE part of the Vatnajökull icecap, north of Öræfajökull volcano, may contain a central caldera. A minor eruption in 1927 that produced a large jökulhlaup is the only known historical activity from Esjufjöll.

Background:

Esjufjöll volcano, like Öraefajökull, is hidden beneath the immense glacier of Vatnajökull at its SE end, north of Öræfajökull volcano. It is actually not known wether it also has a central caldera. A small eruption in 1927, however, caused a relatively large jökulhlaup (glacier meltwater outburst), which is the only known historical eruption from Esjufjöll.


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