Holuhraun Growing Rapidly, Gandalf May Be Investigating - The Reykjavik Grapevine

Holuhraun Growing Rapidly, Gandalf May Be Investigating

Published September 10, 2014

Nanna Árnadóttir
Photos by
Axel Sigurðarson / NÁ

The Holuhraun lava field has grown by 1 square kilometre in the last 24 hours, twice as much as in previous days, reports RÚV.

As reported, there are growing concerns that an eruption at Bárðarbunga is imminent, though geophysicist Magnús Tumi Guðmundsson says it is just as likely that the Holuhraun eruption will subside and that the Bárðarbunga caldera will continue to sink without an eruption actually happening.

In more pertinent news, actor Sir Ian McKellen, a.k.a Gandalf the Grey, a.k.a Gandalf the White, was reportedly seen in Reykjavík earlier today.

Speculation is rampant (amongst the Grapevine team) as to what he might be doing in Iceland. Unsubstantiated claims are abound that he is here in a magical capacity to battle a pesky re-emergence of Sauron who may or may not be attempting to breach our mortal plane through the Holuhraun eruption.

If you are here Mr. McKellen, we at the Grapevine would like to infer that:

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