The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

Categories: Catastrophes

The most active volcano in Iceland Grimsvotn began erupting on Saturday may 21 for the first time since 2004. A column of smoke and ash rose to a height of about 20 kilometers. Most affected residents of the districts located in the vicinity of the glacier, over which lies the volcano. The ashes covered the city, buildings and cars. In Iceland closed the main international airport were canceled domestic flights. This is the most powerful volcano eruption since 1873, much stronger than from the eruption Eyjafjallajokull last year, but it will not cause the same strong aviakollaps. Scientists say that this type of ash is much easier, and the winds blow not so much. In this release, collected a few photos of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn. The first part of the release can be viewed here.

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The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

1. Three lightning in the clouds, fog and volcanic ash at the eruption site of the Grimsvotn volcano in Iceland on may 22. (© Gunnar Gestur)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

2. Steam and ash mixed with clouds above Grímsvötn volcano. Photographer Joanna Ingi Jonsson drove at a distance of one kilometer of the eruption site to make these pictures. (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

3. Lightning in the ash cloud of Grímsvötn volcano. (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

4. Lightning in the ash cloud. (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

5. A plume of ash, steam and volcanic gases from the Grimsvotn volcano under the glacier Vatnajokull in the South-East of Iceland. (Reuters/Jon Gustafsson/Helicopter.is)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

6. Sunset over the rising cloud of ash from the Grimsvotn volcano. (© Gunnar Gestur)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

7. Ash and steam erupting Grimsvotn volcano, located about 200 km East of the capital of Iceland Reykjavik. (AP Photo, Jon Gustafsson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

8. Review photographer Eggert nordale: "This picture was taken with a digital camera with a Canon 500 mm Canon lens with no filters, with the top of the mountain about 85 km from the site of the eruption Grimsvotn. A large part of Iceland is still covered, I was able to be around for a few hours, as the wind changed, and the ashes had already begun to get to me". (© Eggert Norðdahl)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

9. Volcanic ash clouded the sun. Review photographer Ulfur Heavier: "I climbed the biggest mountain in Iceland and, descending, we saw the eruption of a volcano. We went to their camp for the night, but the next morning everything was covered with ashes, could not see beyond his nose. Later, the ash cloud began to dissipate, the sun came out. I grabbed the camera and took this picture". (© Úlfur Björnsson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

10. Icelandic photographer Robert Reynisson relieves the eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano on the edge of the zone of deposition of the ash in Reykjavik. (Reuters/Ingolfur Juliusson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

11. Tractor in a cloud of ashes on the farm Geirland. (Reuters/ Ingolfur Juliusson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

12. Tire tracks on a layer of volcanic ash at a gas station in Reykjavik. (Reuters/Ingolfur Juliusson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

13. The car on the highway in the dark because of the ash in a small town Kirkjubaejarklaustur. (Reuters/Ingolfur Juliusson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

14. Sheep in the meadow during the deposition of volcanic ash in Malakote. (Reuters/ Ingolfur Juliusson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

15. Farm by the ash cloud in Thorvaldsdottir. (Reuters/ Ingolfur Juliusson)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

16. The ash plume of the volcano Grimsvotn. The from NASA. (NASA/GSFC, MODIS Rapid Response)

The eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn (part 2)

17. Sheep covered in volcanic ash field in Malakote. (Reuters/ Ingolfur Juliusson)

Keywords: Volcano | Eruption | Iceland

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