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Ash emission from Etna's NE crater on 30 Sep 2018 (image: Emanuela Carone / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Tuesday, Oct 02, 2018
Over the past few weeks, Etna has been showing mild, sporadic strombolian activity from 5 of the summit vents: 3 vents inside Bocca Nuova (two in the northwestern and one in its southeastern pits), the NE crater and less frequently from the New SE crater. ... [more]
Strombolian Activity from the SE crater  (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
Saturday, Aug 25, 2018
The strombolian activity from the SE crater which started Thursday evening is progressively decreasing. From time to time weak ash emissions are still observed. The effusive activity has almost stopped. The seismic tremor is still at an elevated level, but it is also showing a decreasing trend. [more]

Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)
Location map of Italy's most active volcanoes (Etna, Stromboli, Vesuvius, Vulcano, Lipari, Campi Flegrei)

Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03
Snow-covered Etna volcano with the fresh lava flows from 2002/03

 

Etna Volcano Videos

Complex stratovolcano Currently about 3329 m (changing due to eruptive activity and collapse of its crater rims)
Sicily, Italy, 37.75°N / 14.99°E
Etna volcano activity 4-5 Dec 2015 - third paroxysm of Voragine summit crater

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's activity (seen from south) during the night 4-5 Dec 2015. Strong strombolian activity occurs all night and into the morning from the Voragine crater. Around 22h local time, this activity increases to new lava fountains, the third paroxysm of the volcano within 48 hours!Etna live: http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.comEtna eruption update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html

Etna volcano paroxysm from Voragine 3 Dec 2015

Short time-lapse of the violent paroxysm of Etna volcano's Voragine summit crater during the early hours of 3 Dec 2015: intense strombolian activity rapidly increased into violent lava fountains, reaching more than 1 km in height and projecting incandescent bombs to more than 3 km above the summit. The peak phase occurs between 02:20 - 03:20 (UTC, local time = +1 hour). Etna eruption update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html

Etna volcano: opening of new eruptive fissure and lava flow 5-7 July 2014

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano seen through INGV's thermal webcam facing the east side of the volcano. Starting from 12:00 UTC, a dike starts to arrive at the surface, where a new fissure opens up under the eastern base of the NE crater and starts to feed a small lava flow that has been traveling into the Valle del Leone. Speed is approx. 1 hour per second.Eruption updates: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.htmlMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Strombolian activity and lava flows at Mt Etna volcano 16 June 2014

Strombolian activity and lava flows at Mt Etna volcano's New SE crater on the evening of 16 June 2014, seen from the southeast. More: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photos/etna/2014/june/new-se-crater-eruption.htmletna j05318

Etna volcano activity 30-31 May 2014: strombolian activity at NSEC and ash emissions at Bocca Nuova

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's activity during the past night and this morning: mild strombolian activity is continuing at the New SE crater (r). Ash emissions started to occur at the Bocca Nuova crater (l) this morning. Images: Radiostudio7 Montagnola webcamEtna eruption update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.htmlEtna live: http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano lava flows 28 Feb - 2 March 2014

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's lava flows from the effusive vents on on the eastern flank of the New SE crater during the past 72 hours. Images: thermal webcam Monte Cagliato / INGV Catania. More at http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.htmlMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano pyroclastic flow 11 Feb morning

Time-lapse video of the pyroclastic flow that descended on Etna's eastern flank from the area of the new vents that opened yesterday. Most likely, explosive lava-snow interaction and destabilization of an area where magma was pushing its way outside caused a sector to collapse and descend the Valle del Bove flank as a hot avalanche (pyroclastic flow) for about 3 km.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano: lava flows from vents on the eastern side of the New SE crater

The video is a time-lapse of INGV's thermal webcam on Monte Cagliato with a direct view onto the east side of the New SE crater and the lava flows from the effusive vents at its lower base as well from the new vent that opened yesterday (10 Feb) half way on its flank between the summit and the previous effusive vents.Several surges of lava (and phases of strombolian activity at the summit) can be seen: - The first, slowly advancing lava flow starting on 3 Feb, reaching the base of the Valle del Bove wall by the evening of 5 Feb, and stagnating by 6 Feb evening.- Several smaller lava flows appears between 6-7 Feb, following the same path as the previous flow, but not reaching more than half way down the slope.- Effusion of lava decreases during the afternoon and evening of 7 Feb. - A new flow starts around midnight 7-8 Feb and forms 2 branches on the upper slope that cool during the afternoon of 8 Feb. Another surge appears after 17:00 and advances in 2, later 3 well-alimented branches almost to the bottom of the slope by noon of 9 Feb. During the afternoon of 9 Feb, most lava is fed into the two northern branches which continue to advance and form a delta with several tongues. - In the late evening of 9 Feb and during the first hours of 10 Feb, strombolian activity at the summit vent becomes relatively intense and near continuous.- A new surge of lava appears around 07:00 on 10 Feb. During the day, these flows decrease and start to cool, with fresh lava only visible in the upper area near the vent.- The opening of the new vent around 10 am is not well visible due to cloud cover, but in the evening and during the night 10-11 Feb, 2 new vents below the summit can be identified.- Another new vent opens up around 04:00 this morning, erupting a new short-lived lava flow that stops being active around 09:00.- Since then, lava effuses from yesterday's vents on the middle flank.More at: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html

Etna volcano lava flow into Valle del Bove 25-26 Jan 2014

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's lava flow from the New SE crater into Valle del Bove during the night 25-26 Jan 2014.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano - activity at New SE crater during 22-23 Jan 2014

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's activity at the New SE crater during the night 22-23 Jan 2014. Accompanied by rising tremor, strombolian activity from the summit vent gradually increased and at around 23:00 local time, 2 effusive vents on the fissure cutting through the eastern side of the cone open, feeding 2 small lava flows. Activity at the flank vents then decreases again. Images: LAVE webcam Live webcams at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com/EtnaEtna updates: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html

Etna volcano: intermittent strombolian activity at New SE crater over night

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater during the past night and this morning seen from Schiena dell'Asino. Weak strombolian activity has restarted last night.Images: LAVE webcam: http://www.lave-volcans.eu/webcams_etna.phpMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm 29-30 Dec 2013 so far

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater paroxysm so far. Images from INGV Montagnola webcam.More at http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html and http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm 29-30 Dec 2013

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's paroxysm during the night 29-30 Dec 2013. 3 Lava flows on the SE and E flank of the cone were produced that traveled towards the Valle del Bove. More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano: ash emissions from NE crater 19 Dec 2013

Etna volcano: ash emissions from NE crater 19 Dec 2013More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano - the opening of the fissure and lava flow at the SE base of the NSEC (15 Dec 2013)

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater during the early hours of 15 Dec. Before 06:00, the summit (and to its left, the western vent in the saddle) are active with violent strombolian explosions and magma bubbles, and a small lava flow effuses from the summit vent to the SE as a result of overflow. At 06:10, a strong explosion occurs and a fissure opens below the summit vent at on the SE side, producing a new flood of lava in the same path as the previous flow (the fracture on the SE side). This fissure vent propagated further down towards the base of the cone and has continued to produce lava flows until now. More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano lava flows 15-16 Dec 2013

Time-lapse video of the lava flows into Valle del Bove and strombolian explosions at Etna volcano's New SE crater, seen from Schiena dell'Asino (Etna Trekking webcam).More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano activity 15-16 Dec

Strombolian explosions and lava flow emission from the fissure vent at the se base of the New SE cone continued all night with strong intensity.Images: INGV Montagnola webcam (thermal)More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm 14-15 Dec 2013 - the lava flow to the SE.

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater, seen as time-lapse from the Radiostudio7 webcam on Montagnola (from S). The lava flow towards the SE flank and exploding magma bubbles (towards the end of the eruption) can be seen. More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.comhttp://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.html

Etna volcano paroxysm 14-15 Dec 2013

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater, seen as time-laspe from the Radiostudio7 webcam on Monte Fumento Supino (from SW). More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano New SE crater activity 4-5 Dec 2013

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater during 4-5 Dec 2013: occasional weak lava emission from effusive vents on the upper flanks, and rarely glow from the summit vent suggesting deep-seated strombolian explosions are visible. More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano New SE crater paroxysm 28 Nov 2013.

Etna volcano paroxysm at New SE crater (nr 18) on 28 Nov 2013. Video by Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia (MVI 3738b)

Etna volcano paroxysm #18 28 Nov 2013 - complete video

Etna volcano's paroxysm at the New SE crater on 28 November 2013 (nr 18 in 2013). Time-lapse video showing the quick build-up towards lava fountains, exploding lava bubbles and the advancing lava flow. The video spans almost 6 hours of eruption and ends while the New SE crater continues to produce strombolian activity and the lava flow flows south west of the 2002 (Barbagallo) crater, similar to the paroxysm on 10-11 November.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm at New SE crater 28 Nov - advancing lava flow

At the peak of the paroxysm, a lava flow starts to flow out from the saddle vent and forms a delta south of the SE crater complex advancing towards the camera's viewpoint, with two branches (to the S-SW and SE), similar as during the past paroxysms. More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano 18th paroxysm at New SE crater 28 Nov 2013 - lava fountains and lava flow

Etna volcano had its 18th paroxysm at the New SE crater this evening. Visibility was very bad, but webcams provided at least occasional views. This time-lapse film shows lava fountains and the emerging lava flow from the saddle vent towards SE.Eruption update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.htmlMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com/Etna

Etna volcano paroxysm at New SE crater 28 Nov 2013 (nr 18)

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's latest paroxysm (eruption with tall lava fountains) from the New SE crater on 28 November 2013. Images from Radiostudio7's webcam placed SSW of the crater near Monte Frumento Supino. The video ends while the eruption is at its peak and still increasing, but cloud cover becomes more dense and visibility reduced. The eruption produced a tall ash plume that triggered the temporary closure of Catania's Fontanarossa airport.Eruption update: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.htmlMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano activity: weak occasional glow from New SE crater

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater during the night 27-28 Nov. In the second half of the night, the glow from the summit vent becomes more intense and frequent. Eruption update for Etna: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.htmlLive data: http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm 23 Nov 2013 & steam rings

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's 17th paroxysm of the New SE crater during the morning of 23 November, 2013. Images: Etna Trekking webcam / Schiena dell'Asino.The New SE crater continues to produce many vortex steam rings. Beautiful examples of these so-called "smoke rings" can be seen as well in the video (at the beginning).Updates on Etna's activity: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/current-activity.hmtlLive webcam and seismic data at: http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm at New SE crater - lava fountains

Lava fountains from close during the 16th paroxysm at Etna volcano's New SE crater 16-17 November 2013 etna i51031

Etna volcano lava fountains at New SE crater during the paroxysm on 17 Nov 2013 (2)

Close-up video of lava fountains during Etna volcano's paroxysm at the New SE crater on 16-17 Nov. etna i51029

Giant lava bubble explosion - Etna volcano paroxysm nr 16 (16-17 Nov 2013)

A giant lava bubble explodes at the New SE crater during the 16th paroxysm at the New SE crater during 16-17 Nov. 2013. Huge liquid lava bombs are thrown several hundred meters into radial directions all over the cone and its flanks.Video taken by Emanuela C. / VolcanoDiscovery Italia (etna 3392).

Etna volcano lava fountains 17 Nov 2013

Lava fountains close-up during the 16th paroxysm of the New SE crater on Etna volcano, 17 November 2013 (etna i51028)See also: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/photos/paroxysm16-17nov2013.html

Etna volcano: end of the New SE crater paroxysm 16-17 Nov 2013

At dawn of Sunday 17 Nov, the eruption ends with continuing strombolian explosions at the New SE crater. etna j03623

Etna volcano: New SE crater paroxysm 16-17 Nov 2013: decreasing fountains

Towards the end of the paroxysm (at about 4 am), fountains on average become smaller, but occasional strong jets and explosions still send bombs to about 1 km height. as seen in this video. etna j03585

Etna volcano: New SE crater paroxysm 16-17 Nov 2013: strong explosions and lava fountains

Etna volcano: New SE crater paroxysm 16-17 Nov 2013: strong explosions and lava fountains (etna j03507)

Etna volcano New SE crater paroxysm 16-17 Nov 2013: strong explosions and lava fountains

Strong jets of lava and explosions of gas bubbles within the pulsating lava fountains from the New SE crater during the night 16-17 Nov 2013 (etna j03507)

Etna volcano lava fountains - 16-17 Nov 2013 paroxysm at New SE crater

Lava fountains seen from close during the 16th paroxysm of Etna volcano's New SE crater in 2013 (etna_j0344)

Etna volcano New SE crater paroxysm #16 16-17 Nov 2013: lava fountains

As expected, another paroxysmal eruption took place at the New SE crater over night. This marks the 16th such event in 2013. The main phase lasted about 5 hours between midnight and shortly before dawn. It consisted of violent pulsating lava fountains reaching 300-600 m height, thundering explosions of giant magma bubbles that ejected large glowing, liquid spatter to hundreds of meters distance in radial directions, and the effusion of several lava flows.The first lava flow was erupted from the fissure vent between the old and new SE crater and traveled to the south as far as the former Torre del Filosofo area, on top of the much larger flow from last week (11 Nov). A second flow was active from the eastern fissure of the cone, traveled east and bent NE at the 2008 vents and a few 100 m or so into Valle del Bov. The third flow was erupted to the NE towards the Valle del Leone, similar as during the previous paroxysm. In comparison, lava flow output was much less than during the past eruptive phase 6 days ago.The New SE crater continued to produce frequent strombolian explosions in the morning afterwards, again, in much the same way as at the end of the previous paroxysm.etna j03443

Etna volcano activity 16 Nov 2013 morning - steam rings

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater this morning - weak explosions and steam puffs producing steam rings ("smoke rings") captured on radiustudio7 webcam images.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Strong continuous strombolian activity at New SE crater of Etna volcano during the 15th paroxysm

Shortly before midnight on 10 Nov 2013, and before clouds drew in to block the view of the main phase of the 15th paroxysm at Etna volcano's New SE crater in 2013, strombolian activity gradually became more intense. http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/photos/volcanoes/etna.htmletna j03194

Strombolian explosions at New SE crater of Etna volcano

Strombolian eruption at the New SE crater of Etna volcano in the evening of 11 Nov 2013.etna j03360See http://volcanodiscovery.com/photos/volcanoes/etna.html

Etna volcano: strombolian eruptions at New SE crater and steam rings

Strombolian activity at the New SE crater of Etna volcano on the evening of 11 Nov. Steam rings are being produced by some of the explosions. etna j03349

Etna volcano: strombolian activity at New SE crater and steam rings

Etna volcano 10 Nov 2013 evening: continuous strombolian activity at New SE crater during the build-up phase of the 15th paroxysm. Steam rings are being produced. etna j03164http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/photos/2013/nov/smoke-rings.html

Etna volcano - New SE crater makes steam rings

Steam rings ("smoke rings") from Etna volcano on 11 Nov 2013, seen from Schiena dell'Asino at the southern rim of Valle del Bove. Regular strombolian explosions at the New SE crater produce .steam puffs some of which develop into a beautiful ring vortex. Photos and more info at: http://www.volcanodiscovery.com/etna/photos/2013/nov/smoke-rings.htmletna j03336

Smoke ring from Etna volcano

Steam ring from Etna volcano on 11 Nov 2013 etna j03333

Etna volcano activity 13-14 Nov: strombolian eruptions from New SE crater

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano during evening of 13 Nov until noon 14 Nov: gradually decreasing activity of strombolian explosions at the New SE crater.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano - strombolian activity from New SE crater during the night 9-10 Nov 2013

Intermittent strombolian activity from Etna volcano's New SE crater in a time-lapse video from Radiostudio7 webcam images (located on Montagnola). View from S.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano - strombolian explosions from New SE crater 6-7 Nov 2013

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's New SE crater with intermittent strombolian eruptions. Images: Radiostudio7 webcam on MontagnolaMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm 26 Oct 2013 - INGV Montagnola webcam time lapse

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's eruption on 26 Oct: lava fountains from the New SE crater and strong ash emissions from both the New SE crater and Bocca Nuova (or NE crater ?) after 06:20 UTC.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano paroxysm 26 Oct 2013

Time-lapse of Etna volcano's New SE crater paroxysm on 26 Oct 2013, seen from the Montagnola Radiostudio 7 webcamMore at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano eruption 26 Oct 2013 - lava fountains

Time-lapse video of Etna volcano's paroxysm on 26 Oct 2013 seen from Schiena dell'Asino. More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Etna volcano weak ash emissions from New SE crater

After a phase of complete quiet since 13 Sep, weak ash emissions occurred again at the New SE crater during the night 16-17 Sep, accompanied by a slight rise of tremor. Two of them are visible on this video from INGV's thermal webcam at Montagnola.More at http://webcams.volcanodiscovery.com

Lava fountains of Etna volcano (19 July 2011 SE crater paroxysm)

Lava fountains of Etna volcano (19 July 2011 SE crater paroxysm), at the beginning of the peak of the eruption. The fountains ever increase in size, reaching several 100 meters, and a lava flow starts to advance rapidly.etna_i47583.mpg

Paroxysm of Etna volcano on 19 July 2011: lava fountains

The eruption at its peak sends 600-800 m tall lava fountains from the new crater at the base of the SE crater on 19 July, around 3h30 am. The 300m tall SE cone is visible left behind the fountains for scale.
 

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