Etna volcano update: Increasing activity - volcano heading towards paroxysm nr 16?

Tue, 23 Mar 2021, 19:45
19:45 PM | BY: T
Strombolian activity at Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: LAVE webcam)
Strombolian activity at Etna's New SE crater this evening (image: LAVE webcam)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
A 16th lava fountaining episode was almost expected last Sunday (21 Mar), if the volcano had followed the 2-2.5 day rhythm shown during nearly all previous events in the current series. Instead, activity had been rather calm - until now:
Starting from around 8pm this evening local time, the New SE crater started again to produce significant strombolian activity and volcanic tremor amplitude is currently rising.
These are the typical first signs of a new paroxysm that could be in the making in the next hours. Watch Etna live to see how this activity evolves!

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