The ash plume from the Grímsvötn volcano on Vatnajökull glacier has dropped to five kilometers, from approximately 20 kilometers when the eruption was at its height. It was much lower last night than it was yesterday.
From the first hours of the eruption. Photo by Patrick J. Dorflein. Click on the picture to enlarge it.
Meteorologist Halldór Björnsson told ruv.is that according to all indications the level of ash production in the crater is much lower than in the past days.
However, a significant amount of ash has fallen onto the country and ash is still present in the upper atmosphere, which is traveling towards the European mainland and will likely cause disturbances to flights in Britain and Scandinavia today.
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