Etna volcano update: Intense strombolian activity from New SE crater and Voragine

Sun, 3 Jan 2021, 18:44
18:44 PM | BY: T
Strombolian eruption from Etna's Voragine central crater (l) and strong glow from the SE crater in the right foreground (image taken on 2 Jan 2021 evening by Domenico Mazzaglia / facebook)
Strombolian eruption from Etna's Voragine central crater (l) and strong glow from the SE crater in the right foreground (image taken on 2 Jan 2021 evening by Domenico Mazzaglia / facebook)
Strong activity from the New SE crater tonight (image: INGV webcam on Montagnola)
Strong activity from the New SE crater tonight (image: INGV webcam on Montagnola)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
The volcano continues to show beautiful and sometimes quite spectacular strombolian activity from both the New SE crater and the Voragine central crater.
During the past day, the latter had been more intense, while today, activity seems to have focused towards the main vent of the New SE crater, formerly known as the "saddle vent", now a deep crater half open on its SE side due to the dramatic changes during the recent paroxysms. This is nicely visible in Domenico Mazzaglia's photo attached (source on facebook).
Glowing lava bombs are being ejected to heights of up to 100-200 m and often land on the crater's outer slopes.
Earthquake activity has declined for now and volcanic tremor levels show no significant variations. However, this can change quickly.

Previous news

Sat, 2 Jan 2021, 15:25
Earthquakes under Etna volcano during 31 Dec 2020-2Jan 2021
A series of earthquakes shook the flanks of Etna volcano during the past days. Since the afternoon of 31 Dec 2020 until this morning, a swarm of tremors has occurred at depths of 10-15 km mainly under the southern flank of the volcano. ... Read all
Mon, 28 Dec 2020, 20:40
Strombolian eruptions from Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: LAVE webcam from Schiena dell'Asino)
Although no paroxysm has occurred since the last one almost a week ago (on 22 Dec), Etna continues to erupt, mainly from the eastern summit vent of the New SE crater. Read all
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