Grímsvötn eruption seems to have ceased!
Once again, Iceland hits the news as our most active volcano, Grimsvotn, has begun erupting and already it has caused cancellation of international and domestic flights in Iceland. It was only last year that the famous Eyjafjallajokull eruption led to severe disturbances for flights as a large part of European airspaces was closed.
Day one - Grimsvotn eruption:
Some interesting links to look at for those interested:
- This is what Reykjavik looked like this evening (22/05/2011) with the ash cloud approaching the city: http://www.ruv.is/sites/default/files/skjol/aska_yfir_rvk.wmv
- Grimsvotn eruption starts - images from Meteosat-9 and GOES-13 weather satellites
- Grimsvotn eruption with lightnings: http://www.visir.is/section/MEDIA99&fileid=CLP4297
A short video taken around noon on Sunday 22nd 2011 in South Iceland, a day after Grimsvotn erupted. Taken by rvkgrapevine.