Etna volcano updates and eruption news:
Etna volcano (Italy): vigorous summit activity, alert level temporarily raised to red
Wednesday Oct 02, 2019 09:30 AM | BY: T
Ash emission from Etna's central crater this morning (image: INGV webcam)
The vigorous activity at the summit craters of the volcano continuous. An increase in ash emissions from the Central (Voragine), Northeast and (to lesser extent) Bocca Nuova craters triggered a temporary raise of the aviation alert level to RED yesterday.
Activity from 3 craters (l-r): strong emissions from NE crater, ash puff from Voragine and a weaker ash plume from Bocca Nuova
Today, emissions have decreased again and the alert level was lowered to ORANGE.
Eruptive activity continues at similar levels: vigorous strombolian activity in the Central crater continues to build a new intra-crater cinder cone, generating typically smaller puffs of ash. Stronger ash explosions and passive emissions occur from the NE and Bocca Nuova craters.
Beautiful aerial photos showing the current activity (in particular the intra-crater cone in Voragine) can be found on social media, for example:
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