5/22/2011 — MASSIVE eruption at Iceland Volcano Grimsvotn — watch in HD
This is an airplane shot of the large eruption in Iceland yesterday afternoon. The volcano, Grimsvotn, projected a very large plume of ash high into the atmosphere, and was captured in HD by this Icelander.
movie is free for download over at the Icelandic public television website:
Keflavik airport closed after Grimsvotn volcano erupts, but ash plume not expected to cause widespread travel disruption
Iceland has closed its main international airport after a volcanic eruption sent a plume of ash, smoke and steam 12 miles into the air.
The airport and air traffic control operator Isavia said no flights were taking off or landing at Keflavik airport.
A spokeswoman said the ash plume from the Grimsvotn volcano was covering Iceland, but “the good news is that it is not heading to Europe”. She said it was blowing north-west toward Greenland instead.