Etna volcano update: Opening of a new vent at E base of North-East Crater

Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 23:41
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)
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)
The New SE crater with a steam ring (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
Ash emission from the New SE crater (Montagnola webcam, INGV Catania)
A new vent opened yesterday morning at 11:14 local time.
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 .

Previous news

Mon, 14 Jul 2014, 15:25
Thermal image of Etna's active lava flows from the effusive vent at the base of the NE crater
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. ... Read all
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