7th episode of strombolian activity in 2013
Update Thu 31 Jan 13:07
Etna's summit area today (INGV webcam)
Etna's summit area today (INGV webcam)
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).
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
Etna webcam image
Etna webcam image
Tremor signal from Etna (INGV)
Tremor signal from Etna (INGV)
The activity has abruptly dropped. This "mini-paroxysm" seems to be coming to an end already.
Update Wed 30 Jan 20:25
etna_42.jpg
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
Etna wth strong glow from Bocca Nuova
Etna wth strong glow from Bocca Nuova
Rising tremor signal from Etna (INGV)
Rising tremor signal from Etna (INGV)
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:
webcams.volcanodiscovery.com/Etna.
Update Wed 30 Jan 19:11
Etna tonight (Etnaweb webcam)
Etna tonight (Etnaweb webcam)
Weak glow is visible from Bocca Nuova, indicating that probably small strombolian eruptions have resumed at the eastern vent.
Update Wed 30 Jan 07:42
Etna's New SE crater this morning
Etna's New SE crater this morning
Weak strombolian activity took place last night at the New SE crater, accompanied by slightly increased tremor.
At the moment, dilute ash/gas venting is sometimes visible from the crater, but tremor has dropped.
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