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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
Esjufjöll volcano books
Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Sun, 22 Apr
Sun, 22 Apr 14:13 UTCM 0.1 / 1.1 km3 km3.1 km SE of Bárðarbunga
Sun, 22 Apr 13:34 UTCM 0.1 / 5.6 km2 km3.8 km ESE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Sun, 22 Apr 13:29 UTCM 0.3 / 6.7 km2 km3.2 km E of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Sun, 22 Apr 07:05 UTCM 0.3 / 0.1 km4 km3.9 km ENE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Sun, 22 Apr 06:22 UTCM 0.5 / 5.6 km8 km9.9 km SE 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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