Etna volcano update: Rising tremor - likely new paroxysm underway!
Sat, 20 Feb 2021, 20:1420:14 PM | BY: T
Strombolian explosion at Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: LAVE webcam)
As the same time interval (approx. 35 hours) as between the past 3 lava fountaining episodes or paroxysms has now passed since the last eruption yesterday morning, it is now a guessing game whether Etna is now heading to produce the 4th in a new series.
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
It might well be: during the past hours, strombolian activity from the New SE crater and volcanic tremor have been showing an increasing trend, but it is still to early to be sure.
It might be worth following the activity during the next hours on the numerous Etna volcano webcams...
UPDATE: tremor is rising sharply by the minute - it appears almost certain that the 4th paroxysm is now about to start!
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 10:19
After little more than an hour with impressive fire fountains, the eruption quickly ceased and is now over. The lava flows to the south and east continue to descend, but may no longer be alimented. read all
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 09:41
About 45 minutes after the onset, the eruption is now at its peak, probably going to start to decrease soon. read all
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
Fri, 19 Feb 2021, 08:57
The rate with which intensity increases is impressive. Within a few minutes since the onset, the lava fountains have already reached heights of approx. 300 m and still grow... read all