Etna volcano update: Lava low has started

Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 08:21
08:21 AM | BY: T
Thermal view of the New SE crater showing the lava flows starting to descend from the cone (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam)
Thermal view of the New SE crater showing the lava flows starting to descend from the cone (image: INGV Catania thermal webcam)
Blurry image of the LAVE webcam showing the lava flow as well
Blurry image of the LAVE webcam showing the lava flow as well
Indications of a possible new paroxysm become stronger with the minute: lava flows have started to emerge from the summit vent of the New SE crater.
This is often a typical precursor to a lava fountaining episode and can be explained with new, gas-rich magma rising inside the conduits first pushing out the older degassed magma in the upper part of the conduits left from the previous episodes.
The situation is exciting!

Previous news

Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 08:08
Diffuse ash is rising from Etna's SE crater (image: INGV webcam)
Approx. 30 hours have passed since the last lava fountain episode or paroxysm at Etna, which followed after 30 hours after the preceding one. ... Read all
Thu, 18 Feb 2021, 08:49
Lava fountains from Etna last night (image: Massimo Lo Giudice / facebook)
Less than 30 hours after Tuesday's spectacular paroxysm (lava-fountaining episode), the volcano gave again an impressive display of fire, producing another similar and very powerful eruption last night. ... Read all
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