Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: new eruptive episode with ash emissions on 29 Nov
A new episode of strong ash production, probably accompanied with strombolian activity from the SE crater took place in the morning of 29 November. Today (30 Nov.), no ash is visible. The lava flow in Valle del Bove from the 2800 m vent continues to flow. During the night, a number of breakouts and open channels are clearly visible.
The airport of Catania was operating during day-time only and closed during the evening and night as a precaution. The same is scheduled for this night. It is planned to install a monitoring system to better evalutate the presence or absence of ash near the landing and starting routes, in order to possibly keeping the airport open also during night hours when no ash is present.
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