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Jökulsárlón now Iceland’s deepest Lake

Since the onrush of Breidamerkurjökull glacier, which resulted in up to 600-700 meters cracking and falling from it, Jökulsárlón has now become Iceland’s deepest lake, mbl.is reports.

Einar B. Einarsson, owner of excursion company Jökulsárlón recently sailed further towards the glacier than ever before, where he measured the depth of the water. It turned out to be 284 meters.

Until now, Öskjuvatn Lake has been considered to be Iceland’s deepest lake, at 217 meters. According to the Weather Bureau, measurements of the glacier had already suggested this depth, but after the onrush the lake has further deepened.

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