Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano update: Lava flow from new fissure vent continues
Sunday Apr 02, 2017 16:13 PM | BY: T
The effusive eruption from the new fissure vent at the southern base of the SE crater complex continues into its 3rd week of activity with little changes since it started early on 16 March.
Etna's lava flow on 30 March 2017 (photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italy)
The lava flow remains active, but at low effusion rate. It has formed a wide channel of 'a'a lava that passes between the Monte Supino and the 2002 craters (Monti Barbagallo), where it forms several overlapping branches. From 2800 m elevation, it has roofed itself over into a tube, but reappears at the surface further downslope. Its most advanced front is now at around 2300 m elevation on the SW flank.
Link: Photos from the lava flow on 30 Mar 2017
Wednesday, Mar 29, 2017
Friday, Mar 24, 2017
Etna volcano update: Strombolian activity from SE crater calms down; lava flows into the Valle del Bove generated small pyroclastic flows.
Wednesday, Mar 22, 2017
On Saturday late in the morning the explosive activity from the SE crater stopped. ... [more]
Tuesday, Mar 21, 2017
Monday, Mar 20, 2017
Towards the end of the second eruption of Etna in 2017 (15-20 March), an unusual phenomenon occurred: the lower lava flow, originating from the 2900 m fissure vent at the base of the SE crater and descending into the Valle del Bove from its western rim at 2500 m elevation, produced a series of small to moderate pyroclastic flows, associated with dense ash plumes. ... [more]