Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano: strong eruption from Bocca Nuova crater
Wednesday Jan 30, 2013 18:54 PM | BY: TOM
Depth vs time of recent quakes under Etna.
Vigorous eruptive activity has started at the Bocca Nuova crater and at the time of updating, it is strongly increasing. Tremor has started a steep rise, typical for a paroxysm.
Bright strombolian activity and/or perhaps small lava fountains seem to be occurring. You can watch this live at:
Interestingly, a cluster of earthquakes has appeared during the past 2 days (data for 30 Jan not yet available), but it is not clear whether this is in relationship with the current eruptive episode.
Monday, Jan 28, 2013
A new eruptive phase has started at Bocca Nuova. Since this morning, small ash emissions have been observed and now at night, glow can be seen. The tremor signal has been rising as well. [more]
Wednesday, Jan 23, 2013
After a brief period of activity at the Bocca Nuova crater, strombolian activity shifted to the New SE crater on the night of 22 January. This much stronger activity has continued into 23 January. [more]
Thursday, Jan 17, 2013
Another brief, but probably strong eruptive phase - a small paroxysm - occurred last night at one of the summit craters, most likely Bocca Nuova. [more]
Thursday, Jan 10, 2013
This night at around 1:00 am local time, eruptive activity, most likely strombolian eruptions from the eastern vent, resumed in the Bocca Nuova, accompanied by a rise in tremor. Images indicate that the activity gradually increased untiil about 3:15 and the stabilized. [more]