Largest landslide to occur in Iceland's history falls in Hítardalur

A landslide occurred in Hítardalur, West Iceland on Saturday measuring 10 - 20 million cubic metres. 

"This is the largest landslide in the history of Iceland," says Magni Hreinn Jónsson, flood specialist at the Iceland Met Office in today's edition of Morgunblaðið. 

The landslide flooded the salmon river and will most likely have an effect on the fish. 

The reason for the landslide is yet unknown but it is thought likely that the constant rain in recent weeks will have had an effect. 

People are warned against walking in the area near the landslide. 

Weather

Overcast

Today

4 °C

Rain

Tomorrow

10 °C

Overcast

Sunday

6 °C

Warning: Yellow More

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