Photos: Landslide leaves open wound in mountain

Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

These photographs of Fagraskógarfjall mountain were captured yesterday by  photographer Mihails Ignats and they show how the whole side of the mountain collapsed, leaving what looks like an open wound. 

The river has found a new channel and is now flowing from the landslide into the Tálma river which then returns to join the Hítá river. 

According to satellite photographs the landslide measures 1.8 square kilometres. 

Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

The Hítará river flows from the lagoon formed above the ...

The Hítará river flows from the lagoon formed above the landslide and then into the river Tálmá. Farmers fear damage to vegetation due to this. Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

The lagoon formed by the landslide grew rapidly.

The lagoon formed by the landslide grew rapidly. Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

The river passes the landslide seen on the left.

The river passes the landslide seen on the left. Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

The mountainside following the landslide.

The mountainside following the landslide. Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

Ljósmynd/Mihails Ignats

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