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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)
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Typical eruption style: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions: 1927
TimeMag. / DepthDistanceLocation
Thu, 19 Oct
Thu, 19 Oct 19:23 UTCM 1.7 / 3.6 km3 km1.8 km SW of Grímsfjall
Thu, 19 Oct 19:23 UTCM 1.1 / 2.8 km3 km2.1 km SW of Grímsfjall
Thu, 19 Oct 17:44 UTCM 0.7 / 2.4 km12 km14.0 km NNW of Grímsfjall
Thu, 19 Oct 15:19 UTCM 1.6 / 1 km6 km5.7 km SE of Hvannadalshnjúkur
Thu, 19 Oct 07:09 UTCM 1.2 / 2.6 km5 km3.9 km SW of Grímsfjall
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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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