Etna volcano update: New paroxysm 36 hours after previous one
Fr, 18. Jun 2021, 21:4621:46 PM | VON: T
Only about a day and a half since the paroxysm in the early afternoon of 16 June, another one occurred early on 18 June from the New SE crater:
Lava fountain from Etna last night (image: LAVE webcam)
After a quiet interval of approx. 30 hours, weak strombolian activity started again to appear at the New SE crater after midnight 17-18 June, then quickly intensified and produced sustained lava fountains several hundred meters tall between 1.20 - 2.10 am (local time). Another lava flow traveled from the southern crater rim towards the SW.
The similarity of the latest events and their quite regular occurrence at similar but decreasing trend suggest that the volcano again is in a phase of rhythmic behavior of short-lived, but violent lava fountaining episodes following each other at similar intervals of currently around 36-40 hours. A next event like this might well occur during the afternoon of Sat, 19 June, if the pattern continues to repeat.
Fr, 18. Jun 2021, 03:15