Hikers Scramble as New Fissure Opens Up at Icelandic Volcano

Hikers Scramble as New Fissure Opens Up at Icelandic Volcano

Malaysia Sun-International·2021-04-06 15:05

REYKJAVIK, ICELAND - Steam and lava spurted Monday from a new fissure at an Icelandic volcano that began erupting last month, prompting the evacuation of hundreds of hikers who had come to see the spectacle.

The new fissure, first spotted by a sightseeing helicopter, was about 500 meters (550 yards) long and about a kilometer (around a half-mile) from the original eruption site in the Geldinga Valley.

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