7th episode of strombolian activity in 2013
Update Thu 31 Jan 13:07
Etna has returned to apparent calm, but it is probably only a matter of days before new activity appears, likely at either Bocca Nuova or the New SE crater. Diffuse ash emissions seem to be occurring from the latter (see image).
Etna's summit area today (INGV webcam)
The eruption last night from Bocca Nuova was the 7th eruptive episode of this kind in the summit area during the past 3 weeks. 5 of them occurred at the Bocca Nuova, whereas the other 2 came from the New Southeast Crater (INGV Catania).
Update Wed 30 Jan 22:21
The activity has abruptly dropped. This "mini-paroxysm" seems to be coming to an end already.
Etna webcam image
Tremor signal from Etna (INGV)
Update Wed 30 Jan 20:25
Activity is getting stronger by the minute and more and more resembles one of the SE crater paroxysms, only that it is from Bocca Nuova. It will be interesting to read Boris'report tomorrow.
Paroxsym from Bocca Nuova (?)
Update Wed 30 Jan 19:50
Activity is strongly increasing. Tremor has started a steep rise, typical for a paroxysm. Vigorous strombolian seems to have started from Bocca Nuova. You can check this live at:
Etna wth strong glow from Bocca Nuova
Rising tremor signal from Etna (INGV)
Update Wed 30 Jan 19:11
Weak glow is visible from Bocca Nuova, indicating that probably small strombolian eruptions have resumed at the eastern vent.
Etna tonight (Etnaweb webcam)