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Large Fissure Forms on Landslide Site

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Large Fissure Forms on Landslide Site

Fagraskógarfjall fissure

Photo: Crew of TF LÍF Icelandic Coast Guard's helicopter

Icelandic Coast Guard staff noticed a large fissure on the top of Fagraskógarfjall mountain during training operations last weekend, the Icelandic Met Office reports. The fissure has formed near the site of a landslide which occurred on July 7, believed to be Iceland’s largest ever.

The section of land that has been separated by the fissure measures around 50-150,000 square metres. Due to its large size, it is believed unlikely that the section will fall into the valley and will most likely fall on top of the original landslide.

The Icelandic Met Office reminds readers that further movement is likely following a large landslide, and advises travellers to avoid the area.

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