Posted at 03:09 PM ET, 05/23/2011

Volcano in Iceland: The story told in video, time-lapse photos, and tweets


In this photo taken on Saturday, May 21, 2011, smoke plumes from the Grimsvotn volcano, which began erupting Saturday for the first time since 2004. (Jon Gustafsson - AP)
A year after the Iceland volcano eruption in Eyjafjallajokull, an even larger volcano has erupted in the island nation.

Scientists say Sunday’s volcano in Grimsvotn, Iceland is unlikely to spread ash as far as the volcano that stranded 10 million passengers last year, but travelers will still face headaches.

The Post’s T.J. Ortenzi tells the story through video, time-lapse photos, and tweets:

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