Fagradalsfjall volcano update: Eruption continues with lava flows slowly filling two valleys
The following animation (twitter) shows how lava has been filling Geldingadalur and, since 5 April when the second fissure opened, the adjacent Meradalur valley to the northeast of Geldingadalur:
Really cool animation showing how much the lava in #Fagradalsfjall has grown since it started just over a month ago! #eruption— sigridurkristjans (@sissakristjans) April 20, 2021
From @Vedurstofan using data from @Haskoli_Islands, Landmælingar Íslands and the Icelandic Institute of Natural History pic.twitter.com/h0LNVhBKaa
A new lava flow made its way through a narrow valley into Meradalur yesterday, threatening to cut a hiking trail. Although eventually this didn't happen, rescue teams evacuated some visitors in areas threatened to be cut off.
Video of the new lava flow: