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Etna volcano - eruption update

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Paroxysms and lava flows from New SE crater (Dec 2013)
Paroxysms from New SE crater (Nov 2013)
Paroxysms from New SE crater and quiet (April-Oct 2013)
Paroxysms from New SE crater (Feb-Mar 2013)
Intermittent strombolian activity from Bocca Nuova and New SE crater (archived entries April 2012 - Jan 2013)
Etna's New SE crater paroxysm #25 on 24 April 2012 (archived entries 12-24 April 2012)
Etna's New SE crater paroxysm #24 on 12 April 2012 (archived entries 1-12 April 2012)
Etna's New SE crater paroxysm #23 on 1 April 2012 (archived entries 18 March - 1 April 2012)
Etna's New SE crater paroxysm #22 on 18 March 2012 (archived entries 4-18 March 2012)
Etna's New SE crater paroxysm #21 on 4 March 2012 (archived entries 18 Feb - 4 March 2012)
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Update Fri 11 Apr 10:40
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
A small event this morning at 08:09 (local time) from the New SE crater produced a reddish-brown ash plume generated by partial collapse on the eastern flank of the cone
Activity at New SE crater has stopped again
Update Wed 09 Apr 09:18
After a few days of bad weather that have prevented detailed observations, it seems that all is quiet again.
Tremor is slightly above normal background levels.
A new short pause or the end of activity?
We can only wait to see what Etna has in store.
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Activity resumes at Etna's New SE crater
Update Wed 02 Apr 11:45
After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: weak strombolian activity occurs at the NSEC and renewed small lava effusion from a fissure vent at the eastern base of the cone.
Seismic tremor is slowly increasing
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
All quiet
Update Sun 30 Mar 09:56
Since the end of lava effusion 3 days ago, Etna has remained all quiet and the recent flow field is now slowly cooling down.
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Activity at New SE crater ends
Update Thu 27 Mar 15:54
During the night, the lava effusion and persistent mild explosive activity from the New SE crater ceased, after being nearly continuously active for over two months.
If this is a true end or only a short pause to the latest eruptive phase which on 22 January remains to be seen. The tremor fell back to low levels in correspondence.
Etna's New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Etna's New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Update Sat 22 Mar 13:29
Ash emission and plume of white vapour from the eruptive vents within the crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash emission and plume of white vapour from the eruptive vents within the crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The collapse scar formed on  February 11th (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The collapse scar formed on February 11th (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View of the lava flow on the evening of 22 March (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View of the lava flow on the evening of 22 March (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The lava flows from the effusive vent within the collapse scar (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The lava flows from the effusive vent within the collapse scar (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Mild strombolian activity is still continuing and ash emissions alternate with dense white vapour.
A new effusive vent opened two days ago within the collapse scar alimented a lava flow but it seems no longer active today.
The tremor does not show significant variations.
Slowly increasing strombolian activity
Update Thu 20 Mar 17:59
Strombolian eruption at Etna's NSEC this evening (Radiostudio7 Montagnola webcam)
Strombolian eruption at Etna's NSEC this evening (Radiostudio7 Montagnola webcam)
The lava flows seen from Linguaglossa (Etna Trekking webcam)
The lava flows seen from Linguaglossa (Etna Trekking webcam)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Mild explosive activity continues at the New SE crater with little variation, but has now essentially become continuous. Weak lava effusion also continues to aliment small flows from vents at the eastern base of the cone. The tremor shows a fluctuating, but overall slowly increasing trend.
Update Tue 18 Mar 18:31
Glow from weak strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC
Glow from weak strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC
The active lava flow into the Valle del Bove
The active lava flow into the Valle del Bove
There have been no significant changes in activity. Mild strombolian explosions continue at the summit vent of the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) and lava emission continues to feed flows from the effusive vents at the eastern side of the cone.
Small ash emissions from Bocca Nuova
Update Mon 10 Mar 19:05
Thermal image of the summit craters with ash emissions from Bocca Nuova (left)
Thermal image of the summit craters with ash emissions from Bocca Nuova (left)
While weak lava effusion and sporadic strombolian explosions from the New SE crater continue with little changes, the Bocca Nuova crater has started to produce occasional small ash emissions of sometimes elevated temperature (suggesting presence of magma near the surface).
Update Sat 08 Mar 09:49
Thermal image of the eastern side of Etna with the active effusive vent at the base of the NSEC
Thermal image of the eastern side of Etna with the active effusive vent at the base of the NSEC
Weak lava effusion from the vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater, as well as sporadic small explosions from its summit crater continue with no significant variations over the past days.
Continuing lava flows from NSEC
Update Sun 02 Mar 09:47
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano. Lava continues to flow from the vents at the eastern flank of the New SE crater and produces overlapping flows, typically a few 100 m long, near the rim of and on the upper slope into the Valle del Bove. A small surge in lava effusion occurred during the past hours and can be seen at the end of the following time-lapse:

Lava flows at Enta this morning (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Lava flows at Enta this morning (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Update Tue 25 Feb 18:28
Thermal image of the eastern flank of Etna, showing the active lava flows from the NSEC
Thermal image of the eastern flank of Etna, showing the active lava flows from the NSEC
Mild strombolian activity from the New SE crater and weekly alimented lava effusion from the fissure vents at its eastern base continue.
Update Sun 23 Feb 18:19
The lava flows at Etna this evening
The lava flows at Etna this evening
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Activity has remained more or less unchanged. The lava flows from the fissure vents on the eastern flank of the New SE crater continue to be weakly alimented and produce overlapping smaller flows. Most of them only reach only few hundred meters length, and rarely descend into the steeper western wall of Valle del Bove. As a result, most lava accumulates in the less steep area at the foot of the cone.
Weak intermittent strombolian activity continued at the summit vent. Tremor has risen a bit over the past 24 hours, but overall is low.
Update Sun 16 Feb 13:35
Activity has remained essentially unchanged. Weak lava effusion from the fissure vents at the eastern flank of the New SE crater as well as sporadic strombolian explosion continue, accompanied by low tremor levels.
Another small effusive vent on the NE base of the cone had formed and been briefly active yesterday evening, feeding a short-lived small lava flow. This vent seems no longer active today.
Currently active lava flows at Etna's New SE crater
Currently active lava flows at Etna's New SE crater
The second vent (r) at the NE foot of the NSEC last night
The second vent (r) at the NE foot of the NSEC last night
Phreatic explosion at Bocca Nuova Crater
Update Sat 15 Feb 13:23
Explosion at Bocca Nuova crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Explosion at Bocca Nuova crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPN station, INGV Catania)
This morning at 12:08 (local time) a moderate phreatic explosion occurred from the Bocca Nuova crater.
Weak strombolian activity continues at the sumit vent of the New SEC
The lava flow is still alimented but effusion rate has dropped and only the upper portion of the flow is currently active.
The seismic signal shows medium-low tremor levels.
Pyroclastic flow on eastern flank this morning
Update Tue 11 Feb 14:47
Photo of the pyroclastic flow on Etna this morning (Photo: Mike Schüler, facebook)
Photo of the pyroclastic flow on Etna this morning (Photo: Mike Schüler, facebook)
A (for Etna standards) very large pyroclastic flow descended this morning on the eastern flank from the area of the new vents that opened yesterday on the eastern side beneath the summit of the New SE crater.
Most likely, explosive lava-snow interaction and destabilization of this area where new magma was pushing its way outside caused a sector to collapse and descend the Valle del Bove flank as a hot turbulent avalanche (=pyroclastic flow). It reached the bottom of Valle del Bove in less than 3 minutes and traveled about 3 km length, which implies an average speed of 60 km/h, with maximum speed probably in excess of 100 km/h (approx. 65 mph).
Here is the impressive video from INGV Catania:


See also Photos on facebook.
Update Tue 11 Feb 14:06
The following is a comparison of some characteristic stages of the vents and lava flows on the eastern flank of the New SE cone:
Comparison of thermal images showing the evolution of the eastern flank of the NSEC during the past 36 hours
Comparison of thermal images showing the evolution of the eastern flank of the NSEC during the past 36 hours
Another new vent at the New SE crater
Update Tue 11 Feb 13:25
Another new effusive vent opened up on the eastern side of the New SE crater around 04:00 this morning, erupting a new short-lived lava flow that stopped being active around 09:00.
The following time-lapse video shows the evolution of lava flows from the various vents, as well as pulses of strombolian activity since the start of the ongoing eruptive episode:

Update Mon 10 Feb 14:49
The lava flow last night (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The lava flow last night (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash explosion from the new vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater  this morning (Etna Trekking webcam)
Ash explosion from the new vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
No significant changes were observed last night: the lava flow and strombolian activity at the New SE crater have continued similar to the days before.
This morning at 10:20 (local time),after an ash explosion, a new vent opened over the vents that alimented the active lava flow.
Tremor is fluctuating, but there's a slow overall rising trend
Activity continues at the New SE crater
Update Sun 09 Feb 10:51
Activity from the New SE crater continues essentially unchanged. Weak strombolian activity occurs at the summit vent, sometimes associated with more or less pronounced ash emissions.
When observed last evening, ejections at the NSEC rarely exceeded 50-100 m above the rim and only occasionally, bombs landed on the outer flank. The lava flow, only about 500-600 m long last night and half way down to the bottom of the Valle del Bove headwall, increased over night. It developed a second branch and its most advanced fronts have now reached again the base of the Valle del Bove.
Tremor fluctuates with an overall slowly rising trend. This seems to correspond rather to an increase in effusive(lava flow) than explosive activity.
Weak strombolian activity and the lava flow from Etna's New SE crater last evening
Weak strombolian activity and the lava flow from Etna's New SE crater last evening
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
The currently active 2 branches of the lava flow seen from the Monte Cagliato webcam (INGV Catania) this morning
The currently active 2 branches of the lava flow seen from the Monte Cagliato webcam (INGV Catania) this morning
Update Sat 08 Feb 09:40
View of strombolian activity and the lava flow from Etna's NSEC last evening (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View of strombolian activity and the lava flow from Etna's NSEC last evening (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
So far, the latest (still ongoing) eruptive episode has been significantly weaker than all previous ones. Explosive (strombolian) and effusive (lava flow) activity from the New SE crater (NSEC) increased yesterday afternoon, but then dropped almost completely later in the evening, and seems to have picked up, at least temporarily, a bit this morning again, but bad weather prevents detailed observations.
Increasing activity
Update Fri 07 Feb 09:16
The lava flow and strombolian activity at the New SE crater have continued and activity has been increasing. The corresponding tremor signal is rising as well with a pronounced upwards trend over the past hours. It looks as if Etna is in for another paroxysm in the very near future.
The lava flow and strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam INGV Catania)
The lava flow and strombolian activity at Etna's NSEC (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Update Thu 06 Feb 11:54
Panoramic view of the Bove Valley at dawn (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Panoramic view of the Bove Valley at dawn (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The front of the lava flow at 1660m (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The front of the lava flow at 1660m (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Lava continues to flow from the fissure vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater. Accompanied by slowly rising tremor, an overall gradual increase of the activity can be noted.
The front of the old lava flow is stopped at 1660 m while the active lava flow is descending on the upper wall of the valle del Bove.
Ash emission continues from the summit vent of the New SE crater.
New lava flow and ash emissions from New SE crater
Update Tue 04 Feb 18:08
After a short pause with likely no (or almost no) eruptive activity during 1-2 Feb, the volcano started renewed lava effusion from the fissure vent at the eastern foot of the New SE crater yesterday, followed by the onset of weak explosive activity(ash emissions) from the New SE crater this afternoon.
So far, this activity has been very weak and the lava flow progressed only a few 100 m. The tremor signal is low and doesn't show a clear trend at the moment.
The new lava flow and an ash emission from the New SE crater
The new lava flow and an ash emission from the New SE crater
Thermal image from the east, showing the new lava flow which likely started yesterday
Thermal image from the east, showing the new lava flow which likely started yesterday
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Update Thu 30 Jan 12:42
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
The recent eruptive episode, which could be called a mainly effusive paroxysm, seem to have more or less ended. Activity if still present (weak explosions at the NSEC and lava effusion from the fissure vent at its base) has decreased a lot. Visibility and weather are bad at the moment to have a more detailed picture.
Update Tue 28 Jan 09:57
Lava flows at Etna this morning
Lava flows at Etna this morning
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Weak strombolian activity at the summit vent of the New SE crater and lava emission from the fissure vent at its eastern foot continue. Tremor is still elevated but has been showing a slowly declining trend, suggesting that the current eruptive episode might be approaching an end in a near future.
Update Mon 27 Jan 01:35
The fissure vent, at the eastern base of the New SE crater, has continued to produce active lava flows along the W wall of the Valle del Bove and, according to direct observations, its fronts have reached 1700 m elevation at NE of the "Monti Centenari" . In the afternoon a moderately dense pulsating ash column was emitted by weak, deep-seated strombolian activity at the summit vent.
The North-East Crater appeared to be covered by ash deposits and strong degassing activity continued from it.
The lava flow at dawn (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The lava flow at dawn (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The front of the lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The front of the lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The New SE crater with a steam ring. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The New SE crater with a steam ring. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash plume at New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Ash plume at New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Update Sun 26 Jan 10:18
After a more vigorous phase yesterday, the effusion of the lava flow into the Valle del Bove and explosive (strombolian) activity at the New SE crater still continued this morning but have decreased in intensity.

The lava flow from Etna's New SE crater this morning
The lava flow from Etna's New SE crater this morning
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Update Sat 25 Jan 14:04
Last night the mild strombolian activity picked up to become intense.
The lava flow from the fissure vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater is still alimented and descend towards Valle del Bove.
After a steeply rising the volcanic tremor has dropped a bit but remains elevated.
Direct observations are difficult due to bad weather.
Strombolian activity at New SE crater ( by courtesy of INGV-OE Catania)
Strombolian activity at New SE crater ( by courtesy of INGV-OE Catania)
Thermal image of strombolian activity at the New SE crater (INGV-OE Catania)
Thermal image of strombolian activity at the New SE crater (INGV-OE Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPN station, INGV-OE Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPN station, INGV-OE Catania)
Update Fri 24 Jan 09:44
The activity continued throughout the night with a constant lava effusion from the fissure vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater and with mild strombolian activity at the summit vent.
Seismic tremor continued to slowly but steadily increase.
thermal webcam image of the lava flow ( by courtesy of INGV-OE Catania)
thermal webcam image of the lava flow ( by courtesy of INGV-OE Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPN station, INGV-OE Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPN station, INGV-OE Catania)
Continuing lava flows
Update Thu 23 Jan 21:45
Lava continues to flow from the fissure vent at the eastern base of the New SE crater towards the Valle del Leone. Mild strombolian explosions at the summit vent accompany this activity. The tremor and the intensity of this (still weak) activity are slowly increasing.
The New SE crater of Etna seen from Schiena dell'Asino this evening
The New SE crater of Etna seen from Schiena dell'Asino this evening
The lava flow from the fissure at the lower east flank of the NSEC
The lava flow from the fissure at the lower east flank of the NSEC
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Increasing activity, lava flows from NSEC
Update Thu 23 Jan 09:27
Lava flows from Etna's NSEC during the activity peak this night
Lava flows from Etna's NSEC during the activity peak this night
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
During the night, strombolian activity from the summit vent of the New SE crater increased to a short peak including the activation of the eastern fissure vents on the NSEC, then dropped and is now rising again. This is also visible on the current tremor signal.
The following time-lapse video from LAVE's webcam on Schiena dell'Asino (unfortunately out of focus during the night) shows the activity well.

At around 23:00 local time, 2 effusive vents on the fissure cutting through the eastern side of the cone open, feeding 2 small lava flows. Activity at the flank vents decreased (but not completely ceased) again during the early morning.
Strombolian activity at New SE crater
Update Wed 22 Jan 10:52
Strombolian explosion at the New SE crater last night
Strombolian explosion at the New SE crater last night
Since last night, sporadic small strombolian explosions have resumed at the New SE crater. The current tremor signal is low, but if Etna continues its activity as during much of last year, this could be a first precursor to a new paroxysm in the following days.

Update Thu 16 Jan 15:43
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
A small event this morning at 12:49 (local time) from New SE crater produced an ash plume generated by partial collapse on the NE flank of the cone.
No ash emissions from the North-East Crater and the volcanic tremor signal is still low.
Update Sun 12 Jan 12:19
Etna this morning
Etna this morning
No significant changes have occurred. While the continuing unusually warm weather has stripped much of the snow on Etna's southern side, diffuse weak ash emissions are visible from the NE crater and tremor fluctuates at low levels.
Update Sat 11 Jan 09:46
Activity remains unchanged. The Northeast crater produces a weak ash plume currently drifting east. Tremor levels are fluctuating, but generally low.
Ash plume from Etna's NE crater seen from Giarre
Ash plume from Etna's NE crater seen from Giarre
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Interestingly, a few shallow (6-7 km) earthquakes of magnitudes around 1.7-1.8 occurred along a W-E line over the past days.
etna-quakes-11jan14.jpg
Update Fri 10 Jan 11:49
Activity and tremor have decreased for now, but weak ash emissions continue to be observed from the NE crater.
Ash plume rising from the (hidden) NE crater of Etna this morning (Etna Trekking webcam Schiena dell'Asino)
Ash plume rising from the (hidden) NE crater of Etna this morning (Etna Trekking webcam Schiena dell'Asino)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Update Thu 09 Jan 08:49
The activity of the volcano has remained similar to the previous days: so far, relatively weak but more or less steady ash emissions are occurring at the North-East crater, and tremor continues its slow rise. Whether this is a precursor to more vigorous activity (from the New SE crater?) remains to be seen probably in the coming days.
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Update Wed 08 Jan 12:22
Weak sporadic ash emissions have been occurring from the NE crater since yesterday. Tremor is slightly elevated with an overall rising tendency.
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Update Tue 06 Jan 20:18
This morning, the North-East Crater appeared to be covered by ash deposits and strong, pulsating degassing activity continued from it. The volcanic tremor signal is still low.
Pulsating degassing at the North-East crater view from Bove Valley (Photo: Emaunela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Pulsating degassing at the North-East crater view from Bove Valley (Photo: Emaunela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
ash deposit at the North-East crater this morning (Photo: Emaunela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
ash deposit at the North-East crater this morning (Photo: Emaunela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Ash emissions from NE crater
Update Sat 04 Jan 11:24
Again few days after the end of the last paroxysm at the New SE crater, weak ash emissions have started to occur from the North-East crater over night or this morning. Tremor is low.
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this morning
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Update Wed 01 Jan 13:13
For the first day of the year, Etna is wearing a beautiful snow dress.
The tremor has descended back to low levels and lava effusion has almost completely ceased: only from the fissure on the lower NE flank of the New SE crater, a week effusive activity is continuing. Bocca Nuova, Voragine and the NE crater show intense degassing.
view of Etna this morning from Catania
view of Etna this morning from Catania
view of the intense degassing (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
view of the intense degassing (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)

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