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Steinholtsdalur | Landslide deposit
WI_is053.jpg Steinholtsdalur with Steinholtsjökull and landslideThumbnailsSteinholtsdalur | Landslide deposit

In 1967, a rock slide occurred upstream from this scene. It impacted the tongue of Steinholtsjökull. The resulting avalanche of rock and entrained ice led to the drainage of a former proglacial lake. The individual mounds are the remnants of chunks of ice and debris deposited downstream from that lake.

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Saturday 31 August 2019 by Martin Mergili in Europe / Iceland (622 visits)