Reykjavík Grapevine

Landslide In Eyjafjörður

By Iona Rangeley-Wilson
The Civil Protection Department made an announcement and shared photos of the landslide on Facebook.
The Civil Protection Department made an announcement and shared photos of the landslide on Facebook.

A landslide fell from the mountains above the farm Gislá 2 in Eyjafjörður at eleven o’clock this morning. No one was in the house when the landslide occurred, and it stopped about one hundred metres above the house.

The police in Northeast Iceland are now on site and an expert from the Icelandic Meteorological Office is expected to assess the situation. The possibility of further landslides occurring has not yet been excluded.

Vísir spoke to Birgir H. Arason, a farmer in Gullbreka who watched the landslide fall: “I was just working out here and I heard a loud thud and thought it was a car coming home, but it wasn’t. Then I thought it was a plane coming but then I heard and saw that it was a landslide that came here from the mountain just north of me and directly above Gilsá, which is the nearest town north of me on the Akureyri side. It was a huge amount of noise and mud that came down and it went on for about four minutes.”

The Civil Protection Department made an announcement and shared photos of the landslide on Facebook.

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Athugið. Vísir hvetur lesendur til að skiptast á skoðunum. Allar athugasemdir eru á ábyrgð þeirra er þær rita. Lesendur skulu halda sig við málefnalega og hófstillta umræðu og áskilur Vísir sér rétt til að fjarlægja ummæli og/eða umræðu sem fer út fyrir þau mörk. Vísir mun loka á aðgang þeirra sem tjá sig ekki undir eigin nafni eða gerast ítrekað brotlegir við ofangreindar umgengnisreglur.



Velkomin á Vísi. Þessi vefur notar vafrakökur. Sjá nánar.