New fissure opens at Iceland volcano, sending hikers scrambling

Apr 5, 2021 | INVESTING

Steam and lava spurted on 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 metres (550 yards) long and about a kilometre (around a half-mile) from the original Mount Fagradalsfjall eruption site in the Geldinga Valley.The Icelandic Department of Emergency Management announced an immediate evacuation of the…

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