Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano update: Activity decreases
Tue, 17 Jun 2014, 06:5906:59 AM | BY: T
The lava flows from Etna's New SE crater seen on the thermal webcam on Monte Cagliato (INGV Catania) this morning
Activity continues with little changes, at fluctuating and overall slowly decreasing intensity, reflected also by the tremor signal. Last evening, liquid lava spattering from the central vent of the New SE crater occurred at rapid succession reaching heights of 50-150 m and often throwing incandescent material to the upper outer flanks of the cone.
Current tremor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Lava flows continued to descend through the channel on the eastern side of the cone and spread into several channels on the upper half of the Valle del Bove wall, but not extending beyond the fronts emplaced during yesterday night.
The situation this morning is similar, but the spattering at the summit has decreased.
Mon, 16 Jun 2014, 14:49
Lava effusion and pulsating low lava fountains continued from the New SE crater throughout the night and today. Tremor remains at fluctuating elevated levels but with a now slightly decreasing trend. The lava flows have descended the western slope into the Valle del Bove where they spread into several broad fronts. ... read all
Sun, 15 Jun 2014, 15:52
A violent phase of explosive / effusive activity began over night. Strombolian activity at the New SE crater and volcanic tremor started to increase last evening. This increase continued throughout the night and this morning,- great luck for those on our current tour to Stromboli - Vulcano and Etna. ... read all
Fri, 13 Jun 2014, 20:53
No changes in activity have occurred. Sporadic small strombolian explosions continue from the summit crater of the New SE crater. Tremor is low. ... read all
Tue, 10 Jun 2014, 12:14
Mild strombolian activity is still continuing at the New SE crater. ... read all
Sun, 8 Jun 2014, 16:57
Glow and ash emissions continue to be observed at the summit vent of the New SE crater. The intensity of this still weak activity slowly increased this morning with 5-10 small explosions per hour. read all