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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
Esjufjöll volcano books
Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 2 Jul 2020
Thu, 2 Jul 04:08 UTCM 0.5 / 7.3 km8 km21.7 km N of Hvannadalshnjúkur (Iceland)
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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