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Etna volcano update: Mild strombolian activity and moderate ash emissions

Wed, 23 Dec 2020, 16:45
16:45 PM | BY: T
Weak strombolian activity at the eastern vent (r) and dense steam-ash emissions from the central crater of Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: INGV webcam)
Weak strombolian activity at the eastern vent (r) and dense steam-ash emissions from the central crater of Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: INGV webcam)
Ash emission in the early afternoon
Ash emission in the early afternoon
Strombolian eruption at the eastern vent early today
Strombolian eruption at the eastern vent early today
After the latest paroxysm from the New SE crater early yesterday morning, the volcano has continued to produce mild strombolian activity, mainly from the eastern summit vent of the SE crater complex.
The saddle vent on the summit of the crater, which has been protagonist during the recent paroxysms, has been producing steam and ash emissions, sometimes relatively intense and forming columns of several hundred meters in height, but only few incandescent ejections. This activity seems to have been on the increase during today's afternoon.
What will be next remains to be seen...

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Tue, 22 Dec 2020, 10:27
Lava fountain from Etna's New SE crater early this morning (image: LAVE webcam)
A third paroxysm occurred at the volcano in the early morning hours today, following the previous one after almost exactly 24 hours. ... Read all
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