BTW this aint Eyjafjalla Glacier but the new/smaller Volcano that had been erupting for a month before Eyjafjallajokull erupted. yeah 2 volcanos in almost 2 monts, hope Katla aint next, still Third times a charm :S
Some footage of recent volcanic activity in Iceland.
Some historical info on that greater area taken from wikipedia:
1783 June 8 The volcano Laki, in Iceland, begins an 8-month eruption which kills 9,350 people (25% of the population) and starts a 7-year famine.
The eruption causes deaths of livestock when they eat contaminated grass and also widespread crop failure. Effects of the Laki volcano were felt all over Europe..
New evidence has been unearthed to conclude that this was one of "the greatest environmental catastrophes in European History".
see more specific current info here http://www.ruv.is/flokkar/hamfarir/eldgos-fimmvorduhalsi