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Fagraskógarfjall-Hítardalur Landslide | Impounded lake

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View from the right side of the scarp in southeastern direction. This extremely mobile rock avalanche occurred in the morning of 7 July 2018. It travelled over a distance of 2.3 km, increasing its volume from approx. 7 million to more than 10 million cubic metres. Fine sediments within the deposit show that the landslide ploughed the probably water-saturated valley bottom when broadly spreading over flat terrain and blocking the river Hítará.

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on Monday 9 September 2019 by Martin Mergili
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