Etna volcano update: 15th paroxysm at the New SE crater just started

Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 08:18
08:18 AM | BY: T
Strong activity at Etna's New SE crater during the night (image: LAVE webcam from Schiena dell'Asino)
Strong activity at Etna's New SE crater during the night (image: LAVE webcam from Schiena dell'Asino)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
As expected, the 15th paroxysm of the New SE crater in a row since February, has begun. Although weather conditions are bad, occasional webcam images show strong explosions if not already lava fountaining from the crater.
Tremor is steeply rising towards the high levels typical for the lava fountaining episodes. Almost certainly a lava flow is descending towards Valle del Bove.

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Fri, 19 Mar 2021, 07:23
Etna's New SE crater this morning (image: LAVE webcam)
A bit more than 2 days since the last lava fountaining episode (known as paroxysm) at the New SE crater, it seems at least likely that the volcano is now heading towards another such eruption in the next hours or so. ... Read all
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