Etna volcano update: Increasing activity and small lava flow from New SE crater

Sat, 12 Jun 2021, 16:55
16:55 PM | BY: T
Current tremor signal at Etna volcano (image: INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal at Etna volcano (image: INGV Catania)
Things remain very dynamic at Europe's most active volcano: Since yesterday morning, strombolian activity at the New SE crater began to increase, followed by the appearance of a lava overflow issued from a vent on the southern flank of the cone, which traveled towards the southwest.
The mean amplitude of the volcanic tremor continued to grow reaching high values and its source was found to be at shallow depths beneath the crater - all pointing towards a possible new paroxysm.
This trend reversed itself again temporarily, and then recovered and seems to be on the increase again now: it looks as if the New SE crater is undecided whether or not to go for a paroxysm or not...

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