Etna volcano activity updates Jan-April 2014

Updated: Oct 21, 2021 12:03 GMT -
Update Tue 22 Apr 11:09
Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Montagnola thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Montagnola thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Small explosion  from Etna's New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Small explosion from Etna's New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Occasional weak explosions continue at the New SE crater: two very small events were observed today at 03:45 and 04:05 (local time).
Update Fri 11 Apr 10:40
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Partial collapse on the NE flank of the New SE crater (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
A small event this morning at 08:09 (local time) from the New SE crater produced a reddish-brown ash plume generated by partial collapse on the eastern flank of the cone
Activity at New SE crater has stopped again
Update Wed 09 Apr 09:18
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
After a few days of bad weather that have prevented detailed observations, it seems that all is quiet again.
Tremor is slightly above normal background levels.
A new short pause or the end of activity?
We can only wait to see what Etna has in store.
Activity resumes at Etna's New SE crater
Update Wed 02 Apr 11:45
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
After a few days of apparent calm, new activity resumes on Etna: weak strombolian activity occurs at the NSEC and renewed small lava effusion from a fissure vent at the eastern base of the cone.
Seismic tremor is slowly increasing
All quiet
Update Sun 30 Mar 09:56
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Thermal image of Etna's eastern flank with the New SE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Since the end of lava effusion 3 days ago, Etna has remained all quiet and the recent flow field is now slowly cooling down.
Activity at New SE crater ends
Update Thu 27 Mar 15:54
Etna's New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Etna's New SE crater this morning (Etna Trekking webcam on Schiena dell'Asino)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
During the night, the lava effusion and persistent mild explosive activity from the New SE crater ceased, after being nearly continuously active for over two months.
If this is a true end or only a short pause to the latest eruptive phase which on 22 January remains to be seen. The tremor fell back to low levels in correspondence.
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