Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: new ash emissions from the New Southeast Crater

Thu, 16 Feb 2012, 11:01
11:01 AM | BY: T
Emissions of ash on the morning of February 16, 2012
Emissions of ash on the morning of February 16, 2012
New ash eruptions have started from Etna's New SE crater. informs weak ash emissions were first seen this morning on the webcam and were occurring at a frequency of a few minutes of each other, originating from the summit crater of the cone. The ash plumes rose a few tens of meters beyond the crater edge and were then blown to the east into the Valle del Bove. It was not possible to estimate the exact time this activity has started (due to bad weather preventing detailed observations in recent days). At the moment, visibility is limited due to intermittent cloud cover in the summit area.
Whether this heralds another slow (or fast?) build-up towards paroxysm nr 21, the next days or weeks will tell!

Previous news

Thu, 9 Feb 2012, 11:24
Another spectacular paroxysmal eruption occurred from Etna's New SE crater during the night of 8-9 February, marking the 20th such episode since 2011 or the second in 2012. The eruption followed an approximate 10 day period of intermittent strombolian activity which increased during the afternoon of 8 February and reached its peak with tall lava fountains after midnight, and large lava flows into the Valle del Bove. ... Read all
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