Etna volcano update: New lava fountaining episode after less than 3 days of calm
Mon, 5 Jul 2021, 08:2608:26 AM | BY: T
Thermal view of the lava fountain at Etna's New SE crater on 4 July 2021 (image: INGVvulcani / facebook)
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.
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
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.
Sun, 4 Jul 2021, 15:30
Etna Volcano Volcanic Ash Advisory: ERUPTION AT 20210704/1507Z STRONG STROMBOLIAN ACTIVITY OBSERVED to 13000 ft (4000 m)