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Lava field expanding slowly but surely

20.03.2021 - 17:52
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 Mynd: Hólmfríður Dagný Friðjónsd - RUV
The lava flow from the Geldingadalsgos volcanic eruption has been steady all day and the edge of the lava field has been advancing slowly but surely away from the fissure.

The edge of the lava field has reached the spot where the remains of the Norse settler Ísólfur frá Ísólfsstöðum lie, and is likely to cover the area in the coming hours.

The isolated location in Geldingadalur valley means there is no immediate danger to any infrastructure. Volcanic gases are not currently being blown over any towns or villages and are unlikely to cause any problems even if the wind changes direction, according to the Met Office.

Hólmfríður Dagný Friðjónsdóttir, RÚV journalist, and cameraman Grímur Jón Sigurðarsson have been in the area most of the day. They took the accompanying photographs.

Click here to see amazing drone footage from the eruption taken last night.

Mynd með færslu
 Mynd: Hólmfríður Dagný Friðjónsd - RUV
Mynd með færslu
 Mynd: Hólmfríður Dagný Friðjónsd - RUV
Mynd með færslu
 Mynd: Hólmfríður Dagný Friðjónsd - RUV
Mynd með færslu
 Mynd: Hólmfríður Dagný Friðjónsd - RUV