Photo of this volcano
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  • Volcanic Region
  • Primary Volcano Type
  • Last Known Eruption
  • 64.25°N
  • 16.583°W

  • 1620 m
    5314 ft

  • 374020
  • Latitude
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  • Summit

  • Volcano

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Eruptive History

Summary of Holocene eruption dates and Volcanic Explosivity Indices (VEI).

Start Date Stop Date Eruption Certainty VEI Evidence Activity Area or Unit
[ 1927 Sep 5 ± 4 days ] [ Unknown ] Uncertain 1  

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Photo Gallery

The subglacial Esjufjöll volcano rises at the upper left part of the photo above Breidamerkurjökull glacier, with its prominent medial moraines. Icebergs calved from the massive glacier can be seen floating in Jökulsárlón lake, which drains into the Atlantic Ocean (extreme lower right). Esjufjöll is located at the SE part of the Vatnajökull icecap, north of Öræfajökull volcano, and may contain a central caldera. A minor eruption in 1927 that produced a large jökulhlaup is the only known historical activity from Esjufjöll.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1986, (Orkustofnon, Icelandic National Energy Authority).
See title for photo information.

Smithsonian Sample Collections Database

There are no samples for Esjufjoll in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.

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