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Esjufjöll volcano

Stratovolcano 1760 m (5,774 ft)
Iceland, 64.27°N / -16.65°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
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Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 20 Aug
Sun, 20 Aug 14:56 UTCM 0.2 / 6.6 km12 km10.6 km SSW of Grímsfjall
Sun, 20 Aug 09:28 UTCM 0.7 / 0.1 km7 km9.2 km NNW of Grímsfjall
Sun, 20 Aug 01:17 UTCM 0.9 / 1.1 km25 km10.7 km NW of Skaftafell
Sun, 20 Aug 01:17 UTCM 0.5 / 0.1 km26 km11.3 km NW of Skaftafell
Sat, 19 Aug
Sat, 19 Aug 21:37 UTCM 0.1 / 0.2 km18 km18.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
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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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