Coluna de fumaça de mais de 6 km de altura é vista saindo da cratera do vulcão na geleira de Eyjafjallajokul
Scientists are unsure exactly how longthe volcano will keep erupting...it could be days or up to two years
A volcano near Eyjafjallajokull glacier was dormant for 200 years but awoke and erupted on March 20, 2010causing a 1 kilometer long fissure on an ice field, spewing lava hundreds of meters high. The eruption ofEyjafjallajokull forced the country to close its airspace and evacuate more than 500 people. The Eyjafjallajokullvolcano is located in south Iceland, about 120 km east of Icelandic capital city Reykjavik
Helicopter tours around the erupting crater are being offered to tourists from around £500
People watched the Eyjafjallajokull volcano erupt this week in Iceland
Taken with a 200mm lens with an 2x extender (400mm in total) from around 10km away from the volcano
This image is taken with a 200mm lens so the two persons are not that close to the eruption.They stand on another small mountain about 400m away from it. The lens just fools the eye.
When the 1000 C hot lava mass and the snow/ice come into contact huge clouds of steam areformed. Occasional explosions also occur as steam gets trapped under hardened lava.