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From Delight to Danger. New Iceland Eruption Rift opens

The eruption site has been cleared after a new rift appeared verry suddenly late on Wednesday. According to the rift is growing little by little. A reporter was at the eruption site at seven P.M. along with a group of geologists.

One geologist said that the formation of the new rift was similar to that at the beginning of the eruption. Scientists believe that this could lead to a stream of lava flowing towards Thórsmörk. The new rift literally opened before the eyes of scientists at the scene. According to onlookers the new rift seem to be going towards Hvannárgil.

26. March 2010. Photo: Hjörleifur Sveinbjörnsson (from

A slide show can been seen here.

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