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Etna volcano (Italy): eruption from New SE crater, 1 km ash plume
Sunday Apr 19, 2020 19:00 PM | BY: T
Eruption of Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
A brief, but intense episode of explosive activity took place at Etna's SE crater this morning. Starting in the early morning hours, from around 07:30 local time, the New Southeast Crater began to produce strombolian-type explosions along with a sharp increase in volcanic tremor.
Therrmal image showing hot tephra covering the NSEC (image: INGV thermal webcam)
Activity rapidly increased in intensity, producing a weak lava fountain and an ash column that rose approx. 1 km. Incandescent lava covered most of the New SE crater, but no lava flow was produced.
Video of the eruption:
The eruption (or better eruptive episode) quickly faded again at around noon. It was similar (but much weaker) than the numerous paroxysms from the cone that had built if, mainly during the series of powerful paroxysms during 2011-12, but as well numerous weaker episodes of fountaining and intense strombolian activity that occurred intermittently during the past years.
The strombolian activity from the new cone growing inside the central crater (Voragine), which has been going on for about half a year seems to have not been affected, and continues with little variation. However, the lava flow from the cone which had been active during the past months, partially filling the neighboring Bocca Nuova crater, was no longer active when volcanologists visited the crater area a few days ago.
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