Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano (Sicily): 17th paroxysm of the New SE crater (video)
Saturday Nov 23, 2013 11:11 AM | BY: TOM
Eruption of Etna this morning (Etna Trekking webcam image)The latest paroxysm (nr 17 in 2013) at the New SE crater of Mt Etna occurred this morning, just less than one week after the previous one last weekend.
First signs of activity had become evident last evening with weak occasional explosions at the New SE crater. The strombolian activity increased quickly starting from about 10:30 local time and merged into violent lava fountains. The eruption today was much faster than the previous ones, but the peak phase of lava fountaining, which only lasted about one hour, was particularly intense. It produced tall fountains and a large ash plume of about 6 km height that drifted to the NE (towards Taormina) where heavy ash fall occurred.
In addition, Etna continues to produce wonderful steam rings.
You can follow the activity live at webcams.volcanodiscovery.com (or if you are on a small mobile display, at the mobile optimized version).
Thursday, Nov 21, 2013
Etna has quieted down (probably only for a short while), allowing us to post a few additional photos from the spectacular paroxysm last weekend. [more]
Monday, Nov 18, 2013
Sunday, Nov 17, 2013
As expected, another paroxysmal eruption took place at the New SE crater over night. This marks the 16th such event in 2013. ... [more]
Wednesday, Nov 13, 2013
2 new sets of pictures from the beginning and end of the 10-11 Nov paroxysm: ... [more]
Monday, Nov 11, 2013
The awaited new paroxysm of Etna's NEW SE crater (#15 in 2013) started last night and is still in full progress. Unfortunately, a snow storm above the summit area prevents detailed observations, but judging from the seismic signal, this eruption is unusually long and intense (and still growing at the time of updating). Ash fall has been reported from villages to the E/NE (Zafferana, Milo etc), where the plume is carried to by strong Libeccio winds. [more]