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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.
Stratovolcano 1760 m (5,774 ft)
Iceland, 64.27°N / -16.65°W
Current status: dormant (1 out of 5)
Typical eruption style
: Unknown. (Explosive?)
Esjufjöll volcano eruptions
Last earthquakes nearby:
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|Time||Mag. / Depth||Distance||Location|
|Sun, 28 Apr|
|Sun, 28 Apr 06:42 UTC||M 0.8 / 12.8 km||18 km||18.0 km ESE of Bárðarbunga|
|Sat, 27 Apr|
|Sat, 27 Apr 07:17 UTC||M 0.8 / 4.4 km||19 km||19.1 km ESE of Bárðarbunga|
|Sat, 27 Apr 07:16 UTC||M 0.8 / 15.9 km||16 km||16.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga|
|Sat, 27 Apr 07:10 UTC||M 2.3 / 18.8 km||17 km||17.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga|
|Sat, 27 Apr 07:10 UTC||M 1.3 / 18.8 km||17 km||17.6 km ESE of Bárðarbunga|
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.