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Hundreds Evacuate Icelandic Volcano as New Fissure Opens

Hundreds Evacuate Icelandic Volcano as New Fissure Opens

Steam and lava have spurted 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 500m long and about a kilometre from the original eruption site in the Geldinga Valley.

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Fionn Davenport is the editor-in-chief of the ITTN group, including ITTN and ITTN Ireland. He's one of Ireland's best-known travel journalists and writers, with nearly 30 years' experience writing guidebooks for Lonely Planet and others.

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