Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano update: Intense degassing from New SE crater
Friday Nov 13, 2015 07:35 AM | BY: T
Etna's steaming New SE crater this mornning
Etna's New SE crater is the likely site of new activity in the near future. Intense steaming from the eastern vent of the youngest summit crater suggests that magma is not far from the surface.
Tremor amplitude (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Over the past two weeks, 5 episodes of increased tremor and increased degassing occurred from the crater, but so far all ended without an eruption - one could call them "failed attempts" to produce the otherwise typical paroxysms. Another such episode might be about to start at the time of this update (check the webcams).
In the meantime, weak strombolian activity continues at the vent inside the Voragine crater.
Tuesday, Nov 10, 2015
Last night, a marked peak of volcanic tremor occurred as sign of internal unrest at the volcano, but (unlike during many previous occasions) did not result in a paroxysm and was not associated with any particular change in surface activity. ... [more]
Monday, Nov 09, 2015
During the past hours, volcanic tremor has bee rising strongly. In the past, this has often been a sign of an impending paroxysm (violent summit eruptive phase). Whether this is the case now is too early to say. ... [more]
Sunday, Nov 08, 2015
Etna remains highly restless. A peak in volcanic tremor occurred last night but with no visible changes in surface activity. Weak strombolian activity continues from the vent inside the Voragine summit craters. [more]
Tuesday, Nov 03, 2015
On November 1st a quite energetic seismo-volcanic event occurred most probably from the Bocca Nuova crater. Since that time there has been a change in the seismic tremor. ... [more]
Thursday, Oct 29, 2015
After several weeks of calm, new activity has started during the past days inside the central Voragine crater. Mild strombolian explosions have been observed from a vent at the bottom of the crater. ... [more]