Some impressions from the new lava flow on Etna's SW side
Update Mon 02 Feb 01:25
Large lava flow to the SW side
Update Sun 01 Feb 23:43More details start to emerge about the new eruptive phase. Strombolian activity from the SE crater accompanies important lava effusion, feeding an impressive lava flow.
The lava flow has been taking a path to the SW, passing the 2002 cones on their western side and descending already to approx. 2000 m or less altitude, a few km west of the provincial road to La Sapienza.
Sources: Etna Walk, Boris Behncke and others
Strombolian eruptions and lava flow
Update Sun 01 Feb 19:32The new eruptive phase continues. Dense cloud cover has prevented detailed observations, but from occasional clearings and other observations, it seems that the intense strombolian eruptions are going on from a vent between the old and New SE crater, feeding a lava flow, at least 2.5 km long onto the southwestern slope.
Tremor remains high.
New Paroxysm on Etna?
Update Sat 31 Jan 15:52
Current tremor signal (ESLNZ station, INGV Catania)
Unfortunately, the weather is very bad to see what is going on.
Ash fall was reported in the east sector of the volcano.
Sporadic ash emissions from North East crater
Update Fri 16 Jan 21:57
Dilute ash emissions from Etna's NE crater on 15 Jan 2015 (Etnatrekking webcam Linguaglossa)
Tremor remains elevated.