Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano update:
Sunday Feb 23, 2014 17:19 PM | BY: T
The lava flows at Etna this evening
Activity has remained more or less unchanged. The lava flows from the fissure vents on the eastern flank of the New SE crater continue to be weakly alimented and produce overlapping smaller flows. Most of them only reach only few hundred meters length, and rarely descend into the steeper western wall of Valle del Bove. As a result, most lava accumulates in the less steep area at the foot of the cone.
Current tremor amplitude (ECPNZ station, INGV Catania)
Weak intermittent strombolian activity continued at the summit vent. Tremor has risen a bit over the past 24 hours, but overall is low.
Sunday, Feb 09, 2014
Activity from the New SE crater continues essentially unchanged. Weak strombolian activity occurs at the summit vent, sometimes associated with more or less pronounced ash emissions. ... [more]
Tuesday, Feb 04, 2014
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. ... [more]
Tuesday, Jan 28, 2014
Some impressions from the new lava flows emitted by the New SE crater [more]
Wednesday, Jan 22, 2014
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. ... [more]
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2013