Etna volcano update: Magnitude 4 earthquake hits Etna's east flank

Mon, 24 Dec 2018, 16:18
16:18 PM | BY: T
Location of the magnitude 4 quake earlier today under Etna volcano
Location of the magnitude 4 quake earlier today under Etna volcano
Seismic activity at Etna is significant. The largest quake today so far has been a magnitude 4 quake at 2 km depth, at 13:09 local time, and widely felt around in the area.
It was most certainly associated with the opening of the new eruptive fissure below the SE crater.

Previous news

Mon, 24 Dec 2018, 13:30
View from Catania showing the ash plume from the ongoing eruption (image: Etna Tech webcam 1)
The volcano decided to begin a subterminal flank eruption, i.e. effusion of lava from a flank vent connected to the upper conduits in the summit area. ... Read all
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