Etna volcano update: New lava fountaining episode after less than 3 days of calm

Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 08:26
08:26 AM | BY: T
Thermal view of the lava fountain at Etna's New SE crater on 4 July 2021 (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
Thermal view of the lava fountain at Etna's New SE crater on 4 July 2021 (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Less than 3 days since the last paroxysm early morning last Friday, another similar eruption occurred yesterday afternoon (4 July 2021). During the afternoon, strombolian activity resumed at the SE Crater, quickly increased and produced a lava fountain from 17:25-19:00.
The activity also produced two lava overflows from the SW and NNE crater rims, the latter of which reached the upper part of the Valle del Bove.
After the cessation of lava fountaining, intermittent weak strombolian activity continued at the crater for a while before stopping as well.

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