Etna volcano update: Strombolian activity inside Bocca Nuova filmed
Sa, 6. Feb 2021, 17:0817:08 PM | VON: T
Strombolian activity of Etna's Bocca Nuova on 3 Feb 2021 (image: Michele Mammino / youtube)
Beautiful strombolian activity from at least 4 different crater continues with little changes, dominantly from the two vents of the New SE crater, but also from the central crater (Voragine) and the Bocca Nuova crater located west of the Voragine.
Strombolian activity this evening from the New SE crater (image: INGV webcam)
The activity of Bocca Nuova, not usually visible on webcam views or pictures taken from below, was documented a few days ago by Michele Mammino, a regular visitor of the volcano and its eruptions:
The video, taken from the western rim, shows that there is mild strombolian activity from a vent in the western part of the crater, where a cinder cone is currently forming. In addition, there are active hornitos with degassing and occasional spattering further to the east in the crater.
The products of this activity, not visible usually from below, have been filling the crater floor and covering the last winter's lava flows that had been descending from the new cone in the neighboring Voragine crater.
Mi, 3. Feb 2021, 14:50
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