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Lava puddles quick to form

24.03.2021 - 14:41
Mynd: Aníta Ólöf Jónsdóttir / Aðsend mynd
Lava puddles can form quickly at the Geldingadalir volcanic eruption, as seen in this video shared with RÚV by Aníta Ólöf Jónsdóttir. The video shows how thin the hard rock is, and how easily molten lava can break through from underneath.

The lava flowing from the crater carries on flowing far underneath the hardened surface, which is why it is dangerous to approach the lava - even when it appears hard and cool.

Lava puddles are common and form quickly, but they do not come much bigger than the one captured in this video.

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Alexander Elliott
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