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Search-and-rescue volunteer monitoring the Geldingadalur eruption
Photo: Golli. Search-and-rescue volunteer monitoring the Geldingadalur eruption.

Reykjanes Eruption Site Closed to Visitors Today

The Geldingadalir eruption site in Southwest Iceland will be closed to visitors today due to weather. Suðurnes Police announced the closure on their Facebook page yesterday. Up to 41mm of rain and wind speeds of up to 20 metres per second are expected at the site.

“It’s clear that in such weather conditions as can be expected tomorrow that all routes, whether hiking trails or emergency routes for response crews, will be one big mire and therefore it could prove difficult for responders to respond to emergency calls and monitor the area,” the notice stated.

A decision has yet to be made on whether the area will be reopened tomorrow.

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