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Unique Footage of Iceland Eruption Shock Waves

Steingrímur Thórdarson, a camera man for Stöd 2, caught unique footage of the volcanic eruption in Eyjafjallajökull glacier when shock waves passed through a cloud. He filmed the footage from the farm Stóra-Borg below the Eyjafjöll mountain range last weekend.

The eruption seen from air. Photo by Páll Stefánsson.

Ómar Ragnarsson recently shot a video of shock waves at the volcanic crater for RÚV, but this footage is different as it shows how the shock waves continue up through a cloud, Stöd 2 reports.

Trausti Jónsson, a meteorologist at the Icelandic Meteorological Office, said this phenomenon has been witnessed before during Hekla eruptions, but it is very rare to be caught on camera.

Click here to watch Thórdarson’s footage and here to watch the video shot by Ragnarsson.

Click here to read more about the eruption and related stories.

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