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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)
Esjufjöll volcano books
Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Wed, 21 Jun
Wed, 21 Jun 06:31 UTCM 3.2 / 1.1 km7 km6.9 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 20 Jun
Tue, 20 Jun 02:36 UTCM 0.6 / 0.1 km6 km5.8 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 19 Jun
Mon, 19 Jun 18:38 UTCM 1.7 / 1.1 km2 km1.5 km ENE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Mon, 19 Jun 17:24 UTCM 0.9 / 17 km17 km17.4 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Mon, 19 Jun 17:23 UTCM 1.1 / 15.1 km18 km17.7 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
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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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