Watch the Lava Streams Connect: Video

Vala Hafstað

When the third fissure opened Tuesday night at the eruption site in Fagradalsfjall mountain, Southwest Iceland, lava streams from the three fissures gradually connected, forming one continuous line of lava and fire.

Those developments were recorded by mbl.is ’ webcam, which has a view of all three fissures. During a minute and a half, you can see the amazing developments between the hours of 1 am and 6:30 am, April 7, from darkness till dawn.

As you will see, lava from the third fissure, located in the center, flows in two different directions.

An aerial view of the lava stream.

An aerial view of the lava stream. Photo/Björn Oddsson

A photo, taken by Björn Oddsson and published by the Icelandic Met Office, offers a bird’s eye view of the area, clearly showing how the lava streams are now connected.

For more pictures and a map of the lava fields, see here .

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