According to mbl.is, a new rift has appeared at the site of the Fagradalsfjall eruption. You can observe lava gushing out of it.
When the new fissure was first detected on August 9, it was too early to tell if it was a crater or just a small hole belonging to the main lava mouth.
Yesterday, however, the South Iceland Volcanology and Natural Disaster Team posted the following statement on its Facebook page:
“On the mbl.is webcam, you can see a new hole next to the crater, from which lava is gushing out. This hole had been visible in recent days, but it was believed that it was just the lava flowing over the rim of the crater. Now, however, it is clearly seen that it is an independent estuary, separated from the lava lake in the crater. A small crater bowl has formed around the new estuary. “
Another piece of information also appeared yesterday evening:
“The new rift in the Geldingadalur valley has grown exponentially today. The lava gushes out of it with great force, creating splashes higher than in this larger crater. This cone grew very quickly. Its height is now approaching the height of the main crater and may even exceed it. It is quite steep so it can collapse easily. ‘