Etna volcano: 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater
So, 15. Dez 2013, 09:4609:46 AM | VON: T
The 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater in 2013 began yesterday evening and ended at dawn, shortly after reaching its peak. The eruption lasted relatively long, but was relatively weak in intensity (compared to previous paroxysms). It produced only relatively low pulsating lava fountains with associated ash plumes and a small lava flow to the SE towards the Valle del Bove.
Explosions, ash and lava flow emission at Etna's New SE crater at dawn
Tremor has dropped sharply, but at the moment of updating, strombolian explosions, ash emission and the effusion of the lava flow continue at reduced level.
The following time-lapse video, seen as time-lapse from the Radiostudio7 webcam on Montagnola (from S), shows the slow build-up during the day with sporadic explosions, and the pulsating fountaining at night:
In this video (from Radiostudio7's Montagnola webcam south of the summit area), the lava flow on the SE side of the cone can be seen:
Sa, 14. Dez 2013, 09:31
After yesterday's deep-seated activity in the NE crater, explosions have started at the New SE crater and tremor started to rise steeply this morning. It seems very likely that the 20th paroxysm at the NSEC is about to occur. ... Read all