Amazing video of the ash in the Grímsvötn eruption. Check out this news report from Icelandic TV. You can skip straight to 2:30 to see the crazies footage of ash fall I’ve seen. Keep in mind those pictures are taken during the middle of the day and it is pitch dark.
The ash fall in the small inhabited area closest to the eruption is much greater than from Eyjafjallajökull. However the eruption seems to be receding to some extent. The plume of ash which had reached 20km into the sky is limited to ca 12 now. Geologists say that this is a much larger eruption than what we have been seeing from Grímsvötn in recent years. However the behavior is familiar. That is a powerful beginning.
Read more about the eruption in previous posts about the Grímsvötn eruption.