Iceland's most active volcano 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. Hardest-hit residents of areas which are located in close proximity to the glacier, which is located above the volcano. Ash covered the city, buildings and cars. In Iceland closed the main international airport were canceled domestic flights. This is the most powerful eruption in 1873, much stronger than from the eruption of Eyjafjallajökull last year, but it will not cause the same strong aviakollapsa. Scientists claim that this type of ash is much easier, and the winds blow not so much. Collected here are a few photos of the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Grimsvotn. The first part of the release can be found here.
1. Three lightning in the clouds of fog and volcanic ash in place Grimsvotn volcanic eruption in Iceland on May 22. (© Gunnar Gestur)
2. Steam and ash mixed with clouds above the volcano Grimsvotn. Photographer Yoann Ingi Jonsson drove up to a distance of one kilometer to the site of the eruption to make these pictures. (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)
3. Lightning in ash cloud volcano Grimsvotn. (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)
4. Lightning in the ash cloud. (© Jóhann Ingi Jónsson)