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Tower breaks again, lava gushes forth

22.03.2021 - 15:03
Mynd: Vefmyndavél / RÚV
The video above shows the moment the cone of hardened lava at the Geldingadalsgos eruption site split again this afternoon.

The video clearly shows molten lava beginning to flow out to the side. The cone had grown to a height of 30 metres and was thickening fast. Most of it remains.

In related news, the site is closed today due to bad weather and gas pollution. Search & rescue workers are pegging out the safest and shortest route to the eruption today for when the weather improves, and clearing an area at the start of the trail to be used as a car park. The best route starts around Ægissandur on Suðurstrandarvegur. People are advised that the route from Svartsengi is not the best one to take.

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