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Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-07545

The E-W-trending summit ridge of Eyjafjallajökull (also known as Eyjafjöll), located west of Katla volcano, is seen here from the NW with the steep-sloped Falljökull valley glacier descending at the left toward the Markafljot plain.  The summit of 1666-m-high Eyjafjallajökull is truncated by a 2.5-km-wide summit caldera, which is breached to the north.  Prior to 2010, the last eruption known from Eyjafjallajökull was during December 1821 to January 1823. Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1992 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).

The E-W-trending summit ridge of Eyjafjallajökull (also known as Eyjafjöll), located west of Katla volcano, is seen here from the NW with the steep-sloped Falljökull valley glacier descending at the left toward the Markafljot plain. The summit of 1666-m-high Eyjafjallajökull is truncated by a 2.5-km-wide summit caldera, which is breached to the north. Prior to 2010, the last eruption known from Eyjafjallajökull was during December 1821 to January 1823.

Photo by Oddur Sigurdsson, 1992 (Icelandic National Energy Authority).


Eyjafjallajökull