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Thread #169570 Message #4099352
Posted By: DaveRo
26-Mar-21 - 07:43 AM
Thread Name: BS: new eruption in Iceland
Subject: RE: BS: new eruption in Iceland
As far as I can gather the eruption is in a valley - Geldingadalur (dalur = valley as in 'dale') - south of Fagradalsfjall (fjall = mountain, or 'fell') where the webcam is. Fagradalsfjall is an old shield volcano, 385m (1200') at it's highest point.
I think the hills in the picture are all lavas similar, perhaps contemporaneous, with Fagradalsfjall. The one opposite appears to have two layers, a harder top and a softer bottom in which rain has cut deeper crevices.
The pictures of sightseers give a better idea of scale:
(scroll down to the bottom articles)