Video: Under the Grimsvotn Ash Plume

Posted on May 23, 2011

The intense eruption of the Grimsvotn volcano is leaving locations as far as 50 miles away covered in ash. The Guardian reports that the eruption sent ash 20 kilometers into the sky and released 100 times more material per second than the Eyjafjallajokull eruption.

These videos, posted by YouTuber elbrullas, show a large amount of ash that has accumulated in Kirkjubaejarklaustur, which is located about 80 kilometers from the eruption site. The depth of the ash can be seen when a police car passes by. Take a look:

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