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Tourists run from huge waves after glacier collapse

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A large wave caused by a glacier calving - the natural process where a large section of ice breaks away - has been caught on camera in Iceland.

Tourists in Iceland were sent fleeing after massive chunks of ice from the Breiðamerkurjökull glacier collapsed into the Jökulsárlón lagoon, triggering huge waves.

The group, who were accompanied by an expert guide, were admiring the icy surroundings when the glacier calved – a natural process where a large section of ice breaks away.

The tourists all ran to safety as the wave approached the shore and no one was injured.

The dramatic event was caught on camera by photographer Stephen Mantler, who told RUV national public broadcasting that the tourists were well-informed about how to react to the situation.

“They were not scared, but rather very excited,” he said.

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