Iceland

Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)

Aerial photos taken by Marco Fulle on April 17th, 2010

Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Approaching the Eyjafjallajökull stratovolcano complex.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
The eruption has penetrated the icecap; note ash covering the glacier.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Approaching the eruption column.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Very near the base of the eruption column
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Phreatic explosions throw out massive amounts of ash.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Ash clouds surrounded by steam generated by exaporating glacier ice.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Note white, comet-like features caused by ejeted ice blocks (centre).
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Steam and ash, fire and ice at Eyjafjallajökull
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
The ash cloud drifting away into the distance (centre-right).
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Massive curtains of ash descending from the eruption cloud (left).
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Steep view of the new crater complex of Eyjafjallajökull.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Again approaching the base of the column (compare next picture).
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Enlargment of previous image: Note ejected ice blocks falling towards the glacier surface.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Near the edge of the eruption column, looking towards the rising sun.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
The other side of the eruption column of Eyjafjallajökull.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Collapse structures in the ice cap as a result of subglacial outflow of meltwater.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Another view of the collapse structures in the glacier ice (compare next picture).
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Enlarged section of previous photo: meltwater channel, crevasses and collapse structures.
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Looking away from the on-going eruption towards the site of the first eruption (note steam).
Eyjafjallajökull: subglacial volcanic eruption (continued 2)
Departing and looking back towards the massive eruption of Eyjafjallajökull.
Photos Marco Fulle, 17 April 2010