Etna volcano update: Eruptive episode from New SE crater with new lava flow
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 08:2908:29 AM | BY: T
Strong activity at Etna's New SE crater during the night (image: LAVE webcam from Schiena dell'Asino)
Last night's activity of vigorous and near-constant strombolian explosions from the eastern summit vent of the New SE crater continued to increase, but judging from webcam imagery, it did not quite reach the intensity of previous paroxysms with true lava fountains.
Lava flow on the NE side of the cone (image: INGV thermal webcam from Monte Cagliato)
During the most intense phase, starting around 1:45 am local time, a new lava flow was emitted from either the same vent at the summit of the New SE crater or a fissure beneath it, and descended approx. 200-300 m to the flat area at its northeastern base.
Whether or not it might be formally counted as a (weak) paroxysm is up to volcanologists to decide.
Wed, 20 Jan 2021, 00:17
During the past hours, activity from the New SE crater has been increasing significantly and is currently showing intense and near-constant strombolian explosions. It seems very much as if it is heading for another paroxysm in the next hours if not less. ... read all
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 16:26
Yesterday evening, activity at the volcano increased quickly into another phase of lava fountaining, known as paroxysm, from the New SE crater. ... read all
Tue, 19 Jan 2021, 06:00
Mon, 18 Jan 2021, 21:00
Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210118/2021Z ASH FALLOUT IS REPORTED ON FLERI to 13000 ft (4000 m)