Geldingadalur comes to life again

No signs of an eruption have been observed in the Geldingadalur valley since September 2, but plumes of fire are again visible from around 5:00 in the morning yesterday.

Böðvar Sveinsson, a nature conservation specialist at the Icelandic Meteorological Institute, confirms that lava can be seen in the crater, and around noon it began to flow from the crater into the valley.

“A new fissure has opened on the north side of the large crater. In many places, a new one flows out from under the solidified lava “ – says Agnar Guðmundsson, who was at the eruption site. “There is always something going on here and you can see the crater rim forming” – he adds.

We urge you not to step on the frozen lava under any circumstances, as invisible lava flows can flow under this crust, the temperature of which reaches over 1000 degrees Celsius. The lava surface is very brittle. If this crust collapses under the weight of a man … I don’t think there is any need to explain.

Source: Yle


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