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Etna volcano update: new fissure vent, two lava flows

Sat, 21 May 2022, 03:24
03:24 AM | BY: MARTIN
Strombolian activity at Etna volcano (image: Boris Behncke)
Strombolian activity at Etna volcano (image: Boris Behncke)
Ash and gas emissions at the SE crater today (image: INGV)
Ash and gas emissions at the SE crater today (image: INGV)
Fluctuating tremor at high levels continues (image: INGV)
Fluctuating tremor at high levels continues (image: INGV)
A new fissure vent opened on the north slope of the Southeast crater at altitude of approx. 3250 m at 15:30 local time today.
Opening of the new vent, located to the northwest of the latest fissure, was accompanied by intermittent ash emissions and lava spattering that has changed to erupting small lava fountains and spilling a new lava flow out towards the northeast.
In parallel, the advancing lava flow from 12 May remains active traveling E-NE direction into the Valle del Bove.
Intense strombolian-type explosions continue from the Southeast crater with glowing ejecta of lapilli and lava bombs.
Preceded to the eruption, a typical sharp peak in tremor accompanied the event which continues at fluctuating intensity at high values.
Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia volcano activity update 20 May 2022

The current effusive activity at Etna volcano (source: Boris Behncke)

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Thu, 19 May 2022, 03:46
Fountaining and lava flow at Etna volcano (image: Etna Walk)
The new fissure vent continues to feed lava flowing into the Valle del Bove in the E-NE direction. ... Read all
Wed, 18 May 2022, 17:51
INGV reported that at around 1900 on 12 May new vents opened along the N flank of Etna's Southeast Crater (SEC) and produced ash emissions that rose to 3.5 km (11,500 ft) a.s.l. and drifted SW. Lava flowed from the vents and traveled to the N base of the crater. ... Read all
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