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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.

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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