Google Earth view of Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption site

Eyjafjallajökull volcano eruption March 20th, 2010, Iceland

My main interests in nature are volcanos and glaciers - fire and ice. Both combine at the glacier capped volcanos in Iceland which we visited in 1985 (its a long time ago and we never  made it for a second visit since).
On March 20th, 2010 the Eyjafjallajökull volcano erupted with a fissure east of the glacier outside the ice covered area which causes less melting and less danger for the people living near the rivers in the sourrounding.
I have copied the following short news text from the Smithonian Institution

"An eruption began in South Iceland in the late evening of 20 March 2010 at the Eyjafjallajökull (also known as Eyjafjöll). The initial visual report of the eruption was at 2352 GMT, when a red cloud was observed at the volcano, lighting up the sky above the eruptive site. The eruption was preceded with intense seismicity and high rates of deformation in the weeks before the eruption. Immediately prior to the eruption the depth of seismicity had become shallow, but was not significantly enhanced from what it had been in the previous weeks. Deformation was occurring at rates of up to a centimetre a day since 4 March.
The eruption broke out with fire fountains and Hawaiian eruptive style on about 500 m long NE-SW oriented eruptive fissure at N63º 38.1', W19º 26.4' on the NE shoulder of the volcano at an elevation of about 1000 m. It was observed from air from 4-7 am. on 21 March. Lava flowed a short distance from the eruptive site, and a plume below 1 km altitude blew W. Volcanic explosive index (VEI) is 1 or less. Tephra fall is minor or insignificant. The eruption occurs just outside the ice cap of Eyjafjallajökull, and no ice melting is occurring at present."

I entered the above mentioned geo-location coordinates into Google Earth. The following picture show the area of the eruption at the marker "Ausbruch Maerz 20,2010 . View is to south east.


The eruption site seems to be not far away from the famous walking trail Skogar - Thorsmörk via the Fimmvördurhals, the Google Earth marker I have also set on the map -taken from an article in a newspaper.
Outside the picture to the right is the Eyjafjallajokull glacier. On the picture left is the bigger  Myrdalsjökull glacier (with the volcano Katla beneath it) with a glacier tongue seen in direction to Thorsmörk, a beautifully, wild valley reached by 4 WD car. It's a famous tourist spot we also visited in 1985.
Below there is a close up of the point N63º 38.1', W19º 26.4' "Ausbruch März, 20th 2010". I do not know if the (0.5 km long) current eruption fissure crosses exactly this point. Interestingly on the Google Maps satellite view there are small round old craters near the point which indicates older activity.  As far as I read the last eruption of  Eyjafjallajökull was 1821 at the central caldera further away to the west I assume.
Google Earth Close up satellite view of eruption site.
Comment:The marker
Fimmvördurhals is seemingly the pass, the hut is appr. 1.5 km outside the picture to the right.

Below I add a photo from our trip to Iceland 1985, a view of the famous Hekla volcano NW of the area seen above:
Volcano Hekla, seen from 4 WD track to Landmannalaugar

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