4.6 Earthquake – Grímsvötn Volcano Eruption in Iceland – May 22, 2011

Grímsvötn Volcano Eruption in Iceland 

Grímsvötn eruption in Iceland. It started on 21.05.2011, 17:30 UTC. GPS coordinates: 64.42° N, 17.33° W. Video by Icelandic National TV station RÚV

The ash cloud has already risen to some 45,000 feet.

Grimsvotn volcano underneath the Vatnajokull glacier in southeast Iceland has begun erupting. Vidir Reynisson at the public safety unit of the Icelandic police says it is too early to tell how big an eruption it will be, although it shows signs of being bigger than the last one in 2004. icenews

Besides the Grímsvötn eruption several earthquakes occur in the last 48 hours, including a 4.6 quake.

Magnitude ML 4.6
Location 63.91 N ; 18.52 W
Depth 1 km
Distances 168 km E Reykjavík (pop 113,906 ; local time 19:10:56.4 2011-05-21)
167 km E Kópavogur (pop 26,157 ; local time 19:10:56.4 2011-05-21)
101 km NE Vestmannæyjar (pop 4,203 ; local time 19:10:56.4 2011-05-21)

Link to: http://en.vedur.is/earthquakes-and-volcanism/earthquakes/

Source and author: icenews * en.vedur.is *  (youtube)

3 responses to “4.6 Earthquake – Grímsvötn Volcano Eruption in Iceland – May 22, 2011

  1. If you watch this video closelly in full screen and stop at 1:52-53
    you will see something appear & disappear very fast just in the upper right dense smoke!!!! is it a UFO??? -this does not look like the lightning that appear at 2:o9-10 just at the end


  2. I think about just what effect will all that released ash and energy have on the weather … great video …


  3. Ah no, again a volcano? Hope not more problems with flights will appear like the last time!