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The Global Volcanism Program has no activity reports for Esjufjöll.
The Global Volcanism Program has no Weekly Reports available for Esjufjöll.
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|Feature Name||Feature Type||Elevation||Latitude||Longitude|
There is data available for 1 Holocene eruptive periods.
|Start Date||Stop Date||Eruption Certainty||VEI||Evidence||Activity Area or Unit|
|[ 1927 Sep 5 ± 4 days ]||[ Unknown ]||Uncertain||1|
There is no Deformation History data available for Esjufjöll.
There is no Emissions History data available for Esjufjöll.
|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).
There are no samples for Esjufjöll in the Smithsonian's NMNH Department of Mineral Sciences Rock and Ore collection.
|Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes (Link to Esjufjöll)||The Catalogue of Icelandic Volcanoes is an interactive, web-based tool, containing information on volcanic systems that belong to the active volcanic zones of Iceland. It is a collaboration of the Icelandic Meteorological Office (the state volcano observatory), the Institute of Earth Sciences at the University of Iceland, and the Civil Protection Department of the National Commissioner of the Iceland Police, with contributions from a large number of specialists in Iceland and elsewhere. This official publication is intended to serve as an accurate and up-to-date source of information about active volcanoes in Iceland and their characteristics. The Catalogue forms a part of an integrated volcanic risk assessment project in Iceland GOSVÁ (commenced in 2012), as well as being part of the effort of FUTUREVOLC (2012-2016) on establishing an Icelandic volcano supersite.|
Single Volcano View
Temporal Evolution of Unrest
Side by Side Volcanoes
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