Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano update: Opening of a new vent at E base of North-East Crater
Friday Jul 25, 2014 23:41 PM | EC
Thermal image of the effusive vents at the base of the NE crater with the lava flow (Monte Cagliato webcam, INGV Catania)
The New SE crater with a steam ring (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
A new vent opened yesterday morning at 11:14 local time.
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
It is located about 150-200 metres north of the two previous vents at the eastern base of the NE crater.
Its activity is characterized by small strombolian explosions while a lava flow continues to be weakly alimented from one of the two other vents
In the meantime sporadic emissions of hot gas sometimes associated with ash emissions continue from the New SE crater .
Monday, Jul 14, 2014
No significant variations in activity have occurred during the past days. Small lava flows are being fed by the new fissure vent at the eastern base of the NE crater. At the vent, this activity is accompanied by spattering, sometimes resembling strombolian-type explosions with ejections up to approx. 100 m in height. ... [more]
Monday, Jul 07, 2014
The lava flow continues to advance slowly from the new fissure vent into the Valle del Leone. Tremor has been rising gradually overall, but is still low. ... [more]
Thursday, Jul 03, 2014
Thursday, Jun 19, 2014
The latest eruptive episode at the New SE crater, which again grew a few meters during this time, is now over. The lava flow is no longer active and there are no (or only very weak and sporadic) explosions at the crater itself. Tremor has descended back to low levels. [more]