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Etna volcano (Italy): lava flow from close evening 8 April 2017

Accompanied by an official mountain guide, VolcanoDiscovery team member Emanuela and our friend Doug visited the active lava flow of Etna near its source on 8 April 2017 afternoon and evening during one of our Etna Trekking tours.
The upper lava flow field below the SE crater complex (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The upper lava flow field below the SE crater complex (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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Most of the upper portion of the lava channel is crusted over and the lava flows underground in a tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Most of the upper portion of the lava channel is crusted over and the lava flows underground in a tu... [info]
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An ephemeral vent opens the lava tube through which the lava flows over the first few hundred meters from its effusive vent at the base of the SE crater. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
An ephemeral vent opens the lava tube through which the lava flows over the first few hundred meters... [info]
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Margin of the active lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Margin of the active lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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Thin lava roof that has formed above the channel a bit further downslope where the lava flow again flows underground. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Thin lava roof that has formed above the channel a bit further downslope where the lava flow again f... [info]
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View onto the active flow through cooled parts of the lava channel's margin. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View onto the active flow through cooled parts of the lava channel's margin. (Photo: Emanuela / Volc... [info]
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Lava heart - a small skylight (hole in the roof of a lava tube). (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Lava heart - a small skylight (hole in the roof of a lava tube). (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery... [info]
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Roof of a lava tube with whitish sulfate minerals formed by escaping gasses reacting with the lava rock. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Roof of a lava tube with whitish sulfate minerals formed by escaping gasses reacting with the lava r... [info]
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Colorful sublimate minerals form around the skylights. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Colorful sublimate minerals form around the skylights. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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Evening view of the ephemeral vent and the open lava channel, with Bocca Nuova (l) summit crater and the SE crater complex (r) in the background. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Evening view of the ephemeral vent and the open lava channel, with Bocca Nuova (l) summit crater and... [info]
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Doug filming the lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Doug filming the lava flow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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The lava flow in the afternoon. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
The lava flow in the afternoon. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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View downslope towards the 2002 eruption craters, still covered in snow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View downslope towards the 2002 eruption craters, still covered in snow. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoD... [info]
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Doug walking around on the upper part of the flow where the lava is roofed over. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Doug walking around on the upper part of the flow where the lava is roofed over. (Photo: Emanuela / ... [info]
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Colorful mineral deposits formed by escaping gasses above the lava tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Colorful mineral deposits formed by escaping gasses above the lava tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoD... [info]
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View of the active lava flow emerging from its tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
View of the active lava flow emerging from its tube. (Photo: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia) [info]
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