It was a short one, but a powerful one! It started when the end of the world was supposed to start, May 21st at 6pm. Just over an hour later it broke the icecap covering it and it was a blast! And it was recorded!
Her are amazing images by mountain guide Ingolfur Bruun, of the initial explosion of the Grimsvotn volcano:
Not only was the birth recorded, ut also the death of the eruption. Well equipped with a camera and a superjeep, photographer Karl Olafsson drove up onto the glacier and all the way to the edge of the crater to see the last breath of a dying volcano:
Though it was short, it managed to produce the same amount of ash in 36 hours as Eyjafjallajokull, the volcano that erupted last year, did in 40 days. And it managed to ground airpolanes, at least for a few hours in Scotland, Denmark, Norway and Germany. Not only that, it managed to set up a Facebook page, a twitter account and get over a thousand followers and quotes in the media.
It's obviously a pretty tech savvy volcano ;)
Move along now, there's nothing more to see here ...