|Eruption in Iceland’s Grímsvötn May Be Over|
|Written by Iceland Review|
|Wednesday, 25 May 2011 11:51|
A group of people from the tourist industry traveled to the Grímsvötn volcanic crater on Vatnajökull glacier last night. They came pretty close to the crater and saw that only steam rose out of it.
From the first hours of the eruption. Photo by Patrick J. Dorflein. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Ásberg Jónsson, one of the travelers, described on Morgunútvarpid, the morning show of RÚV’s radio channel Rás 2, that the steam cloud was maybe a few hundred meters high.
“What we witnessed is that it was basically over. There were just puffs of steam being emitted and not much more than that. No lava could be seen and no ash, except for the ash that was all around the crater,” Jónsson said.
He added that everything was black to the south of the crater where a thick layer of ash covers the icecap while the white glacier can be spotted to the north.
“I am no scientists but judging by what we saw I think we can with the knowledge we have declare that it’s over,” Jónsson concluded.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 25 May 2011 12:25|