Etna volcano update: Lava low has started
Fr, 19. Feb 2021, 08:2108:21 AM | VON: T
Thermal view of the New SE crater showing the lava flows starting to descend from the cone (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam)
Indications of a possible new paroxysm become stronger with the minute: lava flows have started to emerge from the summit vent of the New SE crater.
Blurry image of the LAVE webcam showing the lava flow as well
This is often a typical precursor to a lava fountaining episode and can be explained with new, gas-rich magma rising inside the conduits first pushing out the older degassed magma in the upper part of the conduits left from the previous episodes.
The situation is exciting!
Fr, 19. Feb 2021, 08:08
Approx. 30 hours have passed since the last lava fountain episode or paroxysm at Etna, which followed after 30 hours after the preceding one. ... Read all