Glacier flood on Iceland

The Icelandic Meteorological Office has announced that the eastern Skaftárketill caldera in Vatnajökull glacier is emptying into the Skaftá river.

Large amounts of water collect in the calderas under the glacier due to volcanic and geothermal activity which melts the glacier above. The calderas have emptied on average every two years, causing massive flooding in the Skaftá river.

The Glacier flood may reach the Iceland national ring road

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