Tuesday, Nov 15, 2011
The ongoing eruption at Etna, seen from Radiostudio 7 webcam (http://www.radiostudio7.it) located at Belvedere
A new eruptive episode is in progress at the New SE crater of Etna today. Starting this morning, tremor has been rising steeply and at the time of writing, the first strombolian explosions, or even small lava fountains, and perhaps already a small lava flow can be seen emerging from the SE-trending fissure cutting through the cone. All signs point towards that this is going to be the long-awaited 18th paroxysm of the New SE crater in 2011, following the previous one on 23 Oct after 23 days, the longest-so-far interval since July. [read all]
A little bit later, the lava flow already has reached the slope into Valle del Bove and lava fountains are seen from the summit vent as well.
Sunday, Oct 23, 2011
Another paroxysmal eruption (the 17th in 2011) is in progress at Etna's New SE crater at the time of writing. The volcanic tremor recorded by INGV has risen sharply to 50 times above background levels, and strong strombolian activity and/or lava fountains, as well as a lava flow into the Valle del Bove are visible from various webcams. ...more
Sunday, Oct 09, 2011
Following 10 days of quiet, a new paroxysmal eruption (nr 16 in 2011) took place from the New SE crater of Etna volcano during the afternoon of 8 October 2011. ...more [read all]
The lava fountains from the lower part of the SE fissure at the beginning of the 16th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater, ca. 15h30, 8 Oct 2011
Wednesday, Sep 28, 2011
The 15th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater occurred in the evening of 28 Sep, a few days earlier than what statistically had been expected (based on thze steady increasing intervals between the past similar events). ...more [read all]
lava flows from the 15th paroxysm of the New SE crater of Etna volcano (webcam image from http://www.radiostudio7.it/webcam.asp)
Monday, Sep 19, 2011
Thursday, Sep 08, 2011
The 13th paroxysm from Etna's New SE crater occurred this morning between ca. 8 and 10am, following a steep increase in tremor and a short period of rapidply increasing strombolian activity from several vents inside the new crater. The eruption intensified into lava fountains generating a tall ash plume drifting SSE and showering a narrow sector south of Etna with ash. ...more
Monday, Aug 29, 2011
Another powerful eruption with an intense peak activity of tall lava fountains - a so-called paroxysm - occurred at Etna volcano's New SE crater earlier today. This marks the 12th event of the series in 2011 so far. The main phase of the eruption lasted between around 5 and 7 am local time. ...more
Saturday, Aug 20, 2011
Friday, Aug 12, 2011
Strombolian activity has restarted at the "New SE crater" of Etna volcano, which means that, most likely, the 10th paroxysm is under way - IF the volcano behaves as during the past 9 episodes, where strombolian activity increased to violent lava fountain eruptions within 12-72 hours after the onset of such strombolian activity. ...more
Friday, Aug 05, 2011
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Sunday, Jul 31, 2011
The 8th paroxysm in 2011 from the new SE crater of Etna occurred in the evening of 30 July 2011. Spectacular continuous lava fountains rose to more than 500 m between 9.30pm and 11pm. The paroxysm followed a gradual build-up of strombolian activity during the previous days. Large lava flows forming a broad sheet descended into the Valle del Bove and reached more than 2 km length..
Monday, Jul 25, 2011
Another powerful paroxysm occurred early today at Etna volcano from the new SE crater, making this episode Nr 7 of this kind in 2011, almost exactly 6 days after the last eruption on 19 July. It seems that the intervals between single paroxysms are becoming shorter.
Tuesday, Jul 19, 2011
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Sunday, Jul 10, 2011
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Saturday, Jul 09, 2011
You can watch the developing activity on Etna volcano over the last two hours. Increasing seismic activity and ash eruptions to Strombolian eruptions... Tom Pfeiffer is still near the eruption.
Tom Pfeiffer reports an increasing seismic activity and the possibility of a new paroxysm on Etna volcano. The activity is increasing in the last two hours. More reports later...
Thursday, May 12, 2011
Due to recent activity of Etna volcano the airport of Catania remains closed until 13 May 6:00. Flights are diverted to Palermo. There is a free transfer to Catania by bus.
Monday, Apr 11, 2011
On 10 April 2011, the activity which had started with weak strombolian activity from the collapse carter on the east foot of the SE crater evolved inot a new, violent and spectacular eruption (paroxysm), including lava fountains, 3 km long lava flows and a tall column of ash. This was the 3rd such event in 2011. ...more
Saturday, Apr 09, 2011
Our mountain guide reports mild strombolian activity and small lava overflows from the vent of the SE crater.
Sunday, Feb 20, 2011
A second paroxysmal eruption occured at Etna's SE crater on 18 February, 36 days after the previous one (12-13 January 2011). The eruption started around 3am and lasted 11 hours. It could not be well observed due to bad weather, but consisted of strong Strombolian activity and pulsating lava fountains, feeding a flow that superimposed itself on the path of the previous flow from January. ...more
Saturday, Jan 15, 2011
A paroxysm occured at the at Etna volcano's SE crater on the evening of 12 Jan, producing ca. 3-500 m tall lava fountains and a long lava flow. ...more [read all]
Thursday, Jan 13, 2011
The online magazine www.spiegel.de reports new eruptions at mount Etna volcano in Sicily. There are some Strombolian eruptions and lavaflows.
Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011
Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: ash emission and strombolian activity from SE crater indicate rising magma level
Summit activity at Etna volcano seems to be resuming. ...more