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Eruption on Eyjafjallajokull 7

An eruption began in South Iceland in late evening of 20th March 2010 at the Eyjafjallajkull volcanic system.

Of course I went there asap.
I was able to be on the site twice, March 27 and 30. I went there using an arctic truck driving over the Myrdalsjokull glacier (1493 m high). It is a 4 to 5 hours drive.

This picture was taken on March 30 at 7:54 PM with a 500mm at 1/4000 to get the details of the flow up in the air.

Since yesterday the eruption of Mount Eyjafjallajokull created a volcanic ash cloud over Northern Europe has caused severe disruption of flights in Northern Europe. Up to 800 people were forced to evacuate and some flights over Norway were grounded after Icelands second volcano eruption in less than a month melted part of a glacier and caused heavy flooding on Wednesday.

Original in RAW format using a Nikon D3S - 500 mm ISO 200
GPS Latitude > 6338"1039 N
GPS Longitude > 19265139 W
GPS Altitude > 1006 m

Picture published in: DETAY M., DETAY A.-M. Islande - splendeurs et colres dune le. Belin Ed. 208 p. (2010). ISBN 978-2-7011-5762-7

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