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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
Tue, 20 Feb
Tue, 20 Feb 12:34 UTCM 0.7 / 5 km5 km3.4 km SSW of Kverkfjöll
Tue, 20 Feb 05:40 UTCM 1.4 / 6.2 km3 km2.3 km WSW of Grímsfjall
Tue, 20 Feb 01:07 UTCM 0.8 / 11.6 km19 km19.5 km ESE of Bárðarbunga
Tue, 20 Feb 01:07 UTCM 1.1 / 14.8 km17 km18.2 km NNE of Grímsfjall
Mon, 19 Feb
Mon, 19 Feb 15:12 UTCM 1.5 / 0.7 km6 km4.2 km ENE 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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