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Photo: A screenshot from RÚV.

Reykjanes Eruption: Third Fissure Opens

A third fissure has opened at the site of the ongoing eruption on Iceland’s Reykjanes peninsula, the Icelandic Met Office reports. The fissure opened at midnight last night and is located between the original vents in Geldingadalur valley, where the eruption began on March 19, and two other fissures that opened on Monday, April 5.

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A screenshot from RÚV. The new fissure is circled.

Search and rescue crews observed subsidence (and area of sunken ground) yesterday about 420 metres northeast of the eruption’s origin site. This sunken area, some 150 metres long and 1 metre deep, is where the new fissure opened up. The lava from the new fissure is mostly flowing into Geldingadalir valley.

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