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active crater of the Geldingadalir eruption July 12, 2021
Photo: Volcanology and Natural Hazard Group, University of Iceland. The active crater of the Geldingadalir eruption on July 12, 2021.

Reykjanes Eruption: Active Crater Bubbles in New Drone Footage

New drone footage of Iceland’s ongoing eruption shows plenty of activity in the crater, which is ejecting lava towards Meradalir valley. If the eruption continues, lava is expected to flow southward from the valley toward the coast. The footage, seen below, was taken by Jóna Sigurlína Pálmadóttir.

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The footage shows bubbling lava in the crater, which is then ejected through a hole in the crater wall, from which it flows quite rapidly towards Meradalir. Volcanic tremors at the eruption site began fluctuating at the end of June, but have been relatively steady since last weekend. Experts have stated that the eruption could last years or decades but have made it clear there is no way to predict when it will stop.

 

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