Etna volcano update: Activity decreases
Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 07:1607:16 AM | BY: T
Etna with strombolian activity from New SE crater and the new lava flow early this motning (image: INGV webcam)
The volcano this morning with NSEC still emitting light ash plumes and the lava flow now probably no more alimentated (image: INGV webcam)
During the early morning hours, the intense explosive-effusive activity that had started last night from the New SE summit crater decreased significantly.
Tremor signal ECME station (INGV Catania)
Clearer pictures from this morning show that the protangonist of this eruptive episode was mainly the summit vent of the SE crater complex as well as what seems to be a fissure on its southern flank, emitting the new lava flow that has reached approx. 2700 m elevation and traveled west of the 2002 craters.
Ash emissions and strombolian activity continue at the summit vent, but at much lesser intensity than last night. Tremor has decreased, but remains well above the previous average levels confirming that activity continues at reduced rate.
Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 06:00
Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20201213/2215Z ERUPTION ONGOING OBS VA DTG: 14/0600Z to 13000 ft (4000 m)
Mon, 14 Dec 2020, 00:37
A strong eruptive episode (likely to be classified as paroxysm) is now in progress at the volcano's New SE summit crater: starting from around 21:20 local time on 13 Dec evening, strombolian activity from one of the crater's vents (likely the so-called saddle vent) began to increase gradually. ... Read all