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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
Fri, 10 Jan 2020
Fri, 10 Jan 12:41 UTCM 1.0 / 0.1 km25 km18.0 km NNW of Skaftafell (Iceland)
Sun, 5 Jan 2020
Sun, 5 Jan 07:24 UTCM 1.4 / 8.5 km8 km27.7 km NNE of Hvannadalshnjúkur (Iceland)
Sat, 4 Jan 2020
Sat, 4 Jan 14:42 UTCM 1.7 / 6.9 km25 km21.3 km NNW of Skaftafell (Iceland)
Fri, 3 Jan 2020
Fri, 3 Jan 18:52 UTCM 0.8 / 5.2 km8 km27.0 km NNE of Hvannadalshnjúkur (Iceland)
Fri, 3 Jan 18:52 UTCM 1.1 / 7.2 km7 km26.9 km NNE of Hvannadalshnjúkur (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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