New hiking tour on Etna (7 days)
Monday May 19, 2008 19:03 PM |
Etna - keeping us busy with eruptions at the moment - is worth an own tour in iteself. We have now developed a new exciting program to get to know this wonderful mountain in a series of moderate to challenging hikes, including a full traverse of the mountain. A first group departure is set for 2-8 November.
You can find more information about this new tour at this page.
Monday, May 19, 2008
Lava and ash emissions continue although at very low levels. The violent fissure eruption that started on May 13 from an originally 600 m long east-trending fissure parting from the NE base of the SE crater at around 2900 m elevation decreased surprisingly quickly in intensity. It seems to be coming to a soon end, although a weak emission of lava continues at present. ... [more]
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
From field observations by Rosario, the beginning of a large new eruption at Etna is confirmed. Following the intense tremor, a fissure has opened NE of the SE crater, about 800m long, and erupting from about 15 vents with spectacular bubbles and hawaiian lava fountains. The lava is very fluid and forms impressive flows into the Valle del Bove. ... [more]
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Our VolcanoDiscovery team member Marco Fulle reports a new, strong earthquake and the opening of a fissure in a pine wood at the Linguaglossa area. ... [more]
The new eruption phase of Etna volcano shows high seismic activity and ash clouds caused the airport of Catania to be closed. Our team member Marco Fulle is reporting high seismic activity that may cause a new fisure to be opened at Etna volcano. [more]
Saturday, May 10, 2008
Our VolcanoDiscovery Team members Marco Fulle and Rossario Basile report new paroximal eruptions at the SEC area of Etna volcano and a lava flow into the Valle del Bove. Because of bad weather conditions no more details can be reported yet. [more]