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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
Sun, 23 Sep
Sun, 23 Sep 08:48 UTCM 0.7 / 25.4 km14 km15.2 km N of Grímsfjall
Sun, 23 Sep 04:41 UTCM 0.6 / 3 km3 km2.9 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Sat, 22 Sep
Sat, 22 Sep 18:25 UTCM 1.7 / 1.1 km2 km0.8 km NE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Sat, 22 Sep 17:40 UTCM 0.5 / 0.1 km1 km2.5 km ESE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Sat, 22 Sep 14:24 UTCM 0.3 / 2.1 km14 km19.0 km NNE of Skaftafell
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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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