Etna volcano update: Continuing strombolian activity and lava flows
Mon, 4 Aug 2014, 16:1816:18 PM | BY: T
Thermal image of Etna's active lava flows from the effusive vent at the base of the NE crater (Monte Cagliato thermal webcam, INGV Catania)
No significant changes have occurred at the volcano recently. Lava continues to arrive at the vent(s) at the eastern base of the NE crater, where strombolian activity is building up a complex cone and several small lava flows are spreading towards the Valle del Bove.
Current tremor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
A small collapse occurred on 1 August, partially destroying the cone that had been built above the 25 July vent.
Tremor reflecting the explosive activity there remains elevated, with strong fluctuations, but an overall decreasing trend.
The following video by Boris Behncke shows the activity on 2 August:
Fri, 25 Jul 2014, 23:41
A new vent opened yesterday morning at 11:14 local time. ... Read all
Mon, 14 Jul 2014, 15:25
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