|1st October 1996||
Pictures showing the subsidence bowls forming in the glacier above the eruptive fissure. They were taken by RAX/Morgunbladid
Cracks formed in the glacier
|2nd October 1996||
Pictures of the eruption column shortly after
the eruption had broken through the ice. They were taken by Freysteinn
|3rd October 1996||
The weather conditions were reasonable and several
good pictures were taken. The first picture shows the eruption column from
the west at a distance of 170 km. At this time it reaches ca. 10 km above
sea level. The picture was taken by Kristjan Jonasson at 11.50 GMT.
Eruption column from a distance
The following pictures show the eruption column, a view
into the crater and the subsidence bowl to the south of it (with an airplane
for scale). They were taken by Kristjan Jonasson at about 13.00 GMT.
This picture shows the crater later in the day. Taken by Freysteinn Sigmundsson.
This picture shows the Grimsvotn caldera, where meltwater
from the eruption site is accumulating. Taken by Freysteinn Sigmundsson.