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Gunnuhver Mud Spring Closed

Police have closed the viewing platform at Gunnuhver mud pool in a geothermal area on Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland, as a precautionary measure after piping hot clay started shooting up many meters into the sky and a lot of steam started rising from the area.

More activity than usual has been detected at the site in recent days, ruv.is reports.

Ólafur G. Flóvenz, director of Iceland Geosurvey (ÍSOR), said it is impossible to know how long the activity will last but that it is normal and a result of increased seismic activity in the region.

Gunnuhver is the largest mud pot in Iceland.

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