Etna volcano update: Impressive eruption column with circular umbrella cloud towering above Sicily
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 09:4109:41 AM | BY: T
The eruption plume from this morning's paroxysm of Etna (image: Sara Raciti)
The eruption column 20 minutes after (image: Sara Raciti)
Lava fountains of 5-700 m from the New SE crater (image: INGV thermal webcam)
About 45 minutes after the onset, the eruption is now at its peak, probably going to start to decrease soon.
The eruption seen on the INGV thermal webcam in Linguaglosse (NE side)
An impressive eruption column is rising near vertically - thanks to only weak winds - from the New SE crater, to heights of estimated 20,000 ft (6.3 km) according to the latest bulletin of the Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) of Toulouse. At altitude, it beautifully spreads into a near-circular cloud known as umbrella cloud.
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 09:15
Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210219/0853Z WITH STRONG ASH EMISSION OBS VA DTG: 19/0857Z to 20000 ft (6100 m)
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 09:12
UPDATE: the still ongoing paroxysm appears to be even more intense than its two predecessors and still not The height of the lava fountains is likely more in the range of 700 m, something which will be determined later by the volcano observatory. ... Read all