25th paroxysm of the New SE crater in the night of 23-24 April 2012On the morning of 24 April 2012, Etna's new South-East Cone erupted its 25th paroxysm of the sequence started on January 2011. Marco Fulle was able to film the eruption from Schiena dell'Asino, at about 4km South of the vent.
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Update Mon 23 Apr 22:11
The 25th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater is happening at the time of writing. It started around 16:00 hrs local time with week Strombolian explosions accompanied by a steeply increasing tremor. Now, explosions are becoming near-continuous and a lava flow is being emitted from the SE-running fissure of the cone and flowing into the Valle del Bove.
Increasing tremor signal
Strombolian activity and the lava flow from the NSEC
New strombolian activity at New SE crater
Update Sat 21 Apr 00:04Weak ash emissions from deep strombolian activity within the New SE crater has been observed since last evening (20 April). If the eruption patterns remains more or less the same, a new paroxysm is probably under way within the next days.
Part of our team is under way in the hope to see it.
Update Sun 15 Apr 16:36Etna is calm after the paroxysm on 12 April. It seems that the intervals are becoming shorter again, and probably, a next paroxysm could be expected in about a week from now.
Etna seen from Schiena dell'Asino (Etna-Trekking webcam 4)