Etna volcano update: Live videos of the (ongoing) eruption and details of hot avalanche at night
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 08:0208:02 AM | BY: T
Lava fountains this morning recorded by LocalTeam's live stream
The eruption continues at impressive intensity, still with lava fountaining and the emission of a tall eruption column. There are several great live videos, one provided by LocalTeam:
Two screenshots during the pyroclastic flows, showing its advance (top) and the hot deposit and ash plume rising after its passage (b) (image: Vedetta video)
The other one is the live view from Vedetta.
It allows to scroll back in time to see the whole eruption so far (many hours...). One particularly interesting moment is when the fountaining generated a pyroclastic flow (glowing avalanche) from the New SE crater during the peak of phase. It can be seen in the recorded webcam video below (scroll back to 03:37): suddenly, part of the lava flow and accumulated hot material mobilizes into an avalanche on the eastern fissure and quickly descends the flank, reaching more than 1 km length.
Wed, 24 Mar 2021, 07:17
It may have come after the longest-yet interval, 4.5 days, almost double the previous average, since the previous lava fountaining episode, but it made up for it by lasting more than twice as long: The 16th paroxysm from Etna's New SE crater in only 5 weeks time, which had started in the late evening, lasted through the whole night and essentially still goes on! ... Read all