Etna volcano update: Paroxysm on the morning of 30 May 2021

Tue, 1 Jun 2021, 13:46
13:46 PM | BY: T
View of Etna's paroxysm in the morning of 30 May 2021 (image: LAVE webcam)
View of Etna's paroxysm in the morning of 30 May 2021 (image: LAVE webcam)
Since the latest lava fountaining phase at the New SE crater early on Sunday 30 May 2021, the volcano has remained more or less calm.
The so-far latest paroxysm began to announce itself 03:10 local time, when volcanic tremor began to rise, followed by the onset of strombolian activity at around 05:45. This activity rapidly increased and turned into lava fountaining by 06:30 which lasted about an hour and produced an ash plume that rose to estimated 6500 m altitude.
By 07:45, it had ceased. Similar as during the previous episodes, a the lava fountaining produced a lava overflow from the rim of the crater towards the SW.
Due to bad weather conditions, the event was not very well observed visually.

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