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Etna volcano update: new eruptive fissure and lava flow tonight

Fri, 13 May 2022, 02:37
02:37 AM | BY: MARTIN
New lava flow at Etna volcano this evening (image: INGVvulcani/twitter)
New lava flow at Etna volcano this evening (image: INGVvulcani/twitter)
Evolving tremor reached its peak tonight at about 19:00 (image: INGV)
Evolving tremor reached its peak tonight at about 19:00 (image: INGV)
A new fissure vent opened at the volcano that started to produce a new small lava flow at about 19:45 this evening as reported by the INGV local observatory.
The new lava flow is currently descending to the base of the northern flank of the Southeast crater.
The opening of the vent was accompanied by ash emissions from the Southeast crater at around 19:00 local time today generating an ash column to 3,5 km height towards the SW direction.
Prior to the eruption, the volcanic tremor started to evolve at about 22:00 local time yesterday to medium-high levels. It remains at high values for now at altitude of about 3000 m, suggesting continuing effusion of magma.
The effusive eruption at the time of this update is still continuing which proves also the Skyline webcam link here.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 12 May 2022

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