posted on May, 21 2011 @ 08:46 PM
Around 17:30 today there was a increase in seismic activity around Grímsvötn which followed by a eruption around 1 and half a hour later so around
19:00. And as you can see from the chart below there was a huge spike in tremor activity which was felt around the country as you can see if you go
into this LINK
and press any of the orange dots on the country
The cloud had reached around 20.000 feet around 22:00 later the evening, and is now being reported as high as 55.000 feet above the eruption site.
The winds are being reported as northwinds at the base of the eruption but in the high skies it goes to the west at the moment some ash fall is be
being reported to be hitting area called Kirkjubæjaklaustur which is to the west of Vatnajökull. People in the near area are being advised to stay
indoors as scientists do not know what kind of ash fall it is.
It is being reported that the eruption started from the south west corner of Grímsvötn and they say that´s the place the previous eruption happent
in which im thinking that they are referring to the 1998 and 2004 eruption.
At the moment there is no current threat to the flights to and from the country but that might change if the winds change and also if there is
increase to the emitted cloud. They report that they will most likely know a lot more in the morning. But they say that it might continue as it has or
it might even just die down and nothing else happen. As we all know this is unpredictable.
From the flight erlier tonight they reported that there were lightnings in the cloud going to the base of the eruption.
But i could not find any pictures from that, as always they are saving the best for themselfs(those selfish bastards) But scientist are reporting that
this eruption is much larger then the 2004 eruption.
Here are some of the links in which i am getting the information from, this is all in Icelandic but you can translate it all on google translate if
you want to. Translate
Lightnings and current height of the stroke
Larger then the 2004 eruption
People adviced to stay indoors