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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?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Tue, 15 Oct 2019
Tue, 15 Oct 05:54 UTCM 1.5 / 6 km19 km17.6 km SE of Grímsfjall (Iceland)
Mon, 7 Oct 2019
Mon, 7 Oct 16:26 UTCM 1.6 / 2.4 km21 km17.7 km N of Skaftafell (Iceland)
Sat, 28 Sep 2019
Sat, 28 Sep 18:30 UTCM 0.8 / 9.2 km27 km18.4 km NNW of Skaftafell (Iceland)
Sun, 22 Sep 2019
Sun, 22 Sep 10:48 UTCM 1.3 / 8.9 km7 km28.3 km NNE of Hvannadalshnjúkur (Iceland)
Thu, 19 Sep 2019
Thu, 19 Sep 10:02 UTCM 1.4 / 3.7 km10 km26.6 km W of Jöklasel (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.


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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