Strong southwesterly winds push almost all bombs to the eastern side of the New SE crater. After this picture (taken around midnight), the summit gradually becomes hidden in a massive cloud cover, as a snowstorm approaches that lasts until the next afternoon, while Etna increases her activity until the next morning, producing huge fountains and several large lava flows. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Volcanic crisis at Sakurajima - updates: A strong earthquake swarm and increased inflation were detected in August 2015 and triggered authorities to raise the alert level, as volcanologists think that a larger eruption could follow. News and updates on the events can be found on this page.
Latest quakes in Greece: Greece has a lot of earthquake activity, but most of them occur around the margin of the Aegean microplate. The Cycladic islands are located in its center and therefore seismically comparably quiet.
Small spherical balls of volcanic ash that form from a wet nucleus falling through a volcanic ash cloud.
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