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Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:13 PM

BREAKING: New Fissure Opens North Of Geldingadalur, Area Evacuated

The fissure is at least 100 metres long, and is spraying lava into the air. This new fissure is as well far from populated areas and infrastructure, but no chances are being taken. As such, the eruption site is closed for the time being.

“We can never know ahead of time how this volcano will behave,” volcanologist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson told RÚV. “There is a certain amount of pressure, and there doesn’t seem to be a lot of material coming to the surface, but it could lead to an increased eruption. But we see no signs that it’s decreasing. This event is not at all over.”

https://grapevine.is/news/2021/04/05/breaking-new-fissure-opens-north-of-geldingadalur-area-evacuated/

This one has spooked the authorities because it opened up without a lot of the drama that preceded the first eruption.

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Warpy Apr 2021 OP
Thomas Hurt Apr 2021 #1
AllaN01Bear Apr 2021 #2
Random Boomer Apr 2021 #3
Judi Lynn Apr 2021 #5
yellowdogintexas Apr 2021 #4
Warpy Apr 2021 #6

Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:29 PM

1. Live stream of new fissure here:

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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 01:39 PM

2. just have to play the theme of one of my fav b movies , crack in the world

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Mon Apr 5, 2021, 02:11 PM

3. Love it! Thanks for the laugh this morning. n/t

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Response to AllaN01Bear (Reply #2)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 03:27 AM

5. Wow! Run away, run away!





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Response to Warpy (Original post)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 02:36 AM

4. I am completely obsessed with this volcano

My husband is a geologist and he has great fun explaining all sorts of arcane facts about vulcanology to me. Right now I have a livestream on You Tube with 4 different views of the site, including the same view posted upthread.

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Response to yellowdogintexas (Reply #4)

Wed Apr 7, 2021, 12:26 PM

6. I'm a little less obsessed

I live in a rift valley with a long volcanic history. Because the crust is slowly splitting apart (much slower than Iceland), occasionally fissures will open up. The last time that happened was about 3000 years ago, yesterday evening in geologic terms.

One lava tube from that eruption has been measured out 29 miles.

If history is anything to go by, this one will likely go in fits and starts for decades, if not centuries.

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