A new geyser, spewing clay, has formed near Gunnuhver mud spring in Reykjanes peninsula, Southwest Iceland. Police yesterday closed the viewing platform at the geothermal area on Reykjanes 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.
Photographer Olgeir Andrésson shot a video of a new geyser near Gunnuhver yesterday. He told mbl.is: “I walked away from the mud pot, which usually simmers, when I heard loud noise behind me and saw that the clay was exploding seven to ten meters [20 to 30 feet] up in the air. This occurred every ten minutes or so.”
Olgeir thinks the explosions had only started a short time ago, since the wind had blown all the clay to the same side.