Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano (Italy): new effusive and explosive activity at New SE crater
Tue, 4 Feb 2014, 17:1617:16 PM | BY: TOMPFEIFFER
After a short pause with likely no (or almost no) eruptive activity during 1-2 Feb, the volcano started renewed lava effusion from the fissure vent at the eastern foot of the New SE crater yesterday, followed by the onset of weak explosive activity(ash emissions) from the New SE crater this afternoon.
The new lava flow and an ash emission from the New SE crater
So far, this activity has been very weak and the lava flow progressed only a few 100 m. The tremor signal is low and doesn't show a clear trend at the moment.
Tue, 28 Jan 2014, 09:21
Some impressions from the new lava flows emitted by the New SE crater ... read all
Wed, 22 Jan 2014, 09:55
Since last night, sporadic small strombolian explosions have resumed at the New SE crater. The current tremor signal is low, but if Etna continues its activity as during much of last year, this could be a first precursor to a new paroxysm in the following days. read all
Tue, 31 Dec 2013, 11:52
Mon, 30 Dec 2013, 16:08
Sun, 29 Dec 2013, 12:49
This morning at 11:16 (local time), an ash explosion occurred from the New SE crater, accompanied by a rise in tremor. This is similar to the precursory activity of the recent past paroxysms and probably means that the magma column inside the cone's conduit has started to rise and began to clear its way by sporadic, but potentially quite powerful explosions. read all