Views from the Eyjafjallajökull eruption which began beneath the Eyjafjallajökull glacier in the south of Iceland on April 14th, 2010. At the beginning of the eruption meltwater flooded the immediate area and washed away parts of the main road. Magma coming into contact with glacial ice caused the chilled lava to form glass particles that were ejected into the upper atmosphere. These prticles and the extent and height of the ash plume halted air travel for many days. At later phases of the eruption ejecta the size of cars were propelled hundreds of meters nto the air. Previous eruptions in Eyjafjallajökull have occurred in 920, 1612, and from 1821-1823.