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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) | Reports
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Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sat, 14 Jul
Sat, 14 Jul 15:46 UTCM 0.9 / 8.3 km5 km2.8 km WNW of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Sat, 14 Jul 07:04 UTCM 1.5 / 1.1 km4 km4.1 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Thu, 12 Jul
Thu, 12 Jul 23:37 UTCM 0.2 / 6.6 km2 km3.4 km ESE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Thu, 12 Jul 21:37 UTCM 0.7 / 2 km3 km3.7 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Thu, 12 Jul 18:28 UTCM 0.4 / 4.1 km1 km2.4 km E of Hvannadalshnjúkur
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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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