Stream of Molten Lava Flows from New Fissure At Icelandic Volcano

A new fissure opened up at a volcano on Iceland’s Reykjanes Peninsula on April 5, sending a river of lava into Geldingadalir Valley.

Drone footage filmed by Bjorn Steinbekk while tracking the lava stream from the valley all the way up to the fissure shows a crack emitting flames and flowing lava.

The Icelandic Meteorological Office said the crack is about 100-200 meters (328-656 feet) long, with thin flowing lava spewing from the crack.

The Department for Civil Protection said the area has been evacuated and public access has been closed. No injuries have been reported, according to the department. Credit: Bjorn Steinbekk via Storyful