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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.

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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