New Photo Series from Early Hours of Iceland Eruption


New Photo Series from Early Hours of Iceland Eruption

The following pictures were taken by Patrick J. Dorflein at Birkikot, a summer house in Efsti-Dalur near Selfoss. The first pictures were taken from a hilltop around 7:30 pm on Saturday, May 21, about an hour after the volcanic eruption in Grímsvötn, Vatnajökull, began.









Photos by Patrick J. Dorflein.

As of yesterday morning they couldn’t see any smoke column, only the ash cloud.

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