Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano (Italy): second strong eruption in 2011
Sunday Feb 20, 2011 00:10 AM |
A second paroxysmal eruption occured at Etna's SE crater on 18 February, 36 days after the previous one (12-13 January 2011). The eruption started around 3am and lasted 11 hours. It could not be well observed due to bad weather, but consisted of strong Strombolian activity and pulsating lava fountains, feeding a flow that superimposed itself on the path of the previous flow from January.
More detailed information is available from INGV Catania.
Saturday, Jan 15, 2011
A paroxysm occured at the at Etna volcano's SE crater on the evening of 12 Jan, producing ca. 3-500 m tall lava fountains and a long lava flow. ... [more]
Thursday, Jan 13, 2011
The online magazine www.spiegel.de reports new eruptions at mount Etna volcano in Sicily. There are some Strombolian eruptions and lavaflows. [more]
Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: ash emission and strombolian activity from SE crater indicate rising magma level
Wednesday, Jan 05, 2011
Summit activity at Etna volcano seems to be resuming. ... [more]
Thursday, Aug 26, 2010
A powerful explosion occured without warning at the Bocca Nuova summit crater of Etna volcano. The explosion was probably phreatic in origin and caused by a sudden release of gas and vapour trapped beneath a plug of collapse material that had been plugging the vents. Fortunately, no injuries were reported, but a similar event in 1971 killed several people who were caught by surprise by this type of explosion. ... [more]
Wednesday, Apr 14, 2010
An ash eruption occured from SE crater on Etna on the evening of 8 April. Pictures from the eruption can be found at: ... [more]