On May 21 of this year, the Grímsvötn volcano in South-East Iceland erupted, sending 12 kilometre high plumes into the atmosphere, creating an ash cloud that rose up to 20 kilometres, and was accompanied by several earthquakes. As a result, the 2011 eruption is 10 times larger than the 2004 eruption and the strongest in the last century.
Below, are images from the eruption and of the ash plume that ended up disrupting air travel in Iceland, followed shortly by Greenland, Scotland, Norway, Svalbard and a small part of Denmark, Northern Ireland, northern England and Northern Germany.
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