Etna volcano - eruption update

Updated: Aug 9, 2022 16:45 GMT - Refresh

lava effusion stopped

Update Sun 19 Jun 2022 19:51
No thermal anomalies detected in the satellite image from 16 June (image: Sentinel 2)
No thermal anomalies detected in the satellite image from 16 June (image: Sentinel 2)
The volcanic tremor continues at medium values (image: INGV)
The volcanic tremor continues at medium values (image: INGV)
It seems the effusive activity at Etna ceased, at least according to the latest satellite imagery on 16 June.
This was later confirmed by the National Institute of Volcanology in Catania (INGV) as well, the fissure vent at 1900 m altitude stopped some time during the night between 15 and 16 June, another ones at 2850 and 2730 m elevation ended on 13 June.
The volcanic tremor continues at medium levels, located at 2,9-3 km altitude.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 19 June 2022

new fissure vent opened in Serracozzo again

Update Mon 13 Jun 2022 04:21
New eruptive fissure from yesterday (left bottom), continuing fissure vents from 29 May (upper right) (image: Alberto Torrisi)
New eruptive fissure from yesterday (left bottom), continuing fissure vents from 29 May (upper right) (image: Alberto Torrisi)
Eruptive summit activity associated with lava effusion at Etna visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
Eruptive summit activity associated with lava effusion at Etna visible from satellite (image: Sentinel 2)
The volcanic tremor continues at medium-high values (image: INGV)
The volcanic tremor continues at medium-high values (image: INGV)
A new eruptive fissure opened in the northern wall of Valle del Bove yesterday.
The new vent is situated in Serracozzo area at 1900 m altitude, in the close vicinity of the latest, already ceased fissure vent erupted on 7 June.
A new, poorly-supplied lava flow started to emerge from the vent slowly advancing a few tens of meters further.
Fissure vents, located at 2850 and 2730 m elevation, continue to feed lava on the Southeast crater sliding down along the Valle del Bove.
Sporadic ash emissions continued at the Southeast crater today.
The volcanic tremor continues at medium levels, located at 2,9-3 km altitude.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 12 June 2022

lava flow eruption from SE crater continues, short lava spill out on N slope has stopped

Update Sat 11 Jun 2022 01:25
Runny lava flows over the slopes of the SE crater (image: INGV)
Runny lava flows over the slopes of the SE crater (image: INGV)
Runny lava forms chilled banks at the sides of the flow, so-called levee (image: INGV)
Runny lava forms chilled banks at the sides of the flow, so-called levee (image: INGV)
The medium-level tremor dominates at Etna now (image: INGV)
The medium-level tremor dominates at Etna now (image: INGV)
The satellite image depicts the active lava flow and the cooling lava on the N flank on 8 May (image: Sentinel 2)
The satellite image depicts the active lava flow and the cooling lava on the N flank on 8 May (image: Sentinel 2)
The effusive activity at the volcano continues.
Fissure vents, located at 2850 and 2730 m elevation, continue to feed lava from the Southeast crater sliding down along the Valle del Bove.
The short lava flow on the northern flank of Valle del Bove from the evening of 7 June ceased some time during the next day on 8 June.
The volcanic tremor continues at medium values.

The lava flow on the N slope of Valle del Bove has been cooling off at a quick pace on 7 June (source: @INGVvulcani/twitter)


small short-lived lava flow started to quickly crystallize

Update Thu 09 Jun 2022 04:56
Thermal image of small lava flow from yesterday (image: INGV)
Thermal image of small lava flow from yesterday (image: INGV)
The volcanic tremor continues at medium-high values (image: INGV)
The volcanic tremor continues at medium-high values (image: INGV)
The effusive eruption at the volcano continues.
The new lava flow front has shortly increased since yesterday and has reached only about 170 meters distance from the fissure. Molten rock continues to cool off, meaning the crystallization process is now in progress at 1938 m elevation.
The National Institute of Volcanology in Catania (INGV) did GPS measurements to confirm the origin new fissure elevation point at 1979 m.
The volcanic tremor continues at medium-high values.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 8 June 2022

new eruptive fissures opened today

Update Wed 08 Jun 2022 02:34
Two close-by fissures at the N slope of Valle del Bove today (image: INGV)
Two close-by fissures at the N slope of Valle del Bove today (image: INGV)
Tremor decreased to medium-high levels yesterday (image: INGV)
Tremor decreased to medium-high levels yesterday (image: INGV)
New eruptive fissures opened on the northern flank of Valle del Bove today.
It actually seems to consist of two close-by fractures, of which one started to erupt a small lava flow at altitude between 1900 and 1950 meters advancing a few tens of meters further.
The volcanic tremor decreased to medium-high values yesterday late afternoon, located at 2,9 km altitude.
Lava spill-outs from 29 May continue to keep flows active, currently about 700 m and 900 m long so far.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 7 June 2022

sustained ash-rich emissions today, decreased tremor stays at high values

Update Thu 02 Jun 2022 04:49
Constant dense ash emissions at Etna volcano this afternoon (image: Etna Walk)
Constant dense ash emissions at Etna volcano this afternoon (image: Etna Walk)
Stable tremor decreased at 16:00 today (image: INGV)
Stable tremor decreased at 16:00 today (image: INGV)
The National Institute of Volcanology in Catania (INGV) reported about emitting dense ash emissions from the Southeast crater started at about 17:00 local time.
Advancing lava flows have reached approx. 2100 m elevation today.
The internal volcanic tremor, currently located at 3000 m altitude, continued at stable levels until it started to decrease at 16:00 local time today, but still remains at high levels.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 1 June 2022
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