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Etna volcano: paroxysm of SE crater on 9 July 2011
The large pit crater at the SE base of the SE crater has been the site of the last eruptions of Etna... [info
At around 11 am, weak strombolian activity can be seen and heard from 2 vents inside the pit crater.... [info
At around 13h00, a lava flow starts to emerge slowly from the gap (the "gate") of the pit crater. We... [info
15 minutes later, the lava flow has already advanced more than 200 m and almost reached the 2006 hor... [info
Build-up of the eruption: strombolian activity from the "new SE crater". (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
A powerful ash explosion from Bocca Nuova sends a huge ash cloud drifting over the SE crater. (Photo... [info
The ash cloud from Bocca Buova high above us is torn into a strange shape. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Exploding large lava bubbles indicate rising magma column in the vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Increasing gas pressure ejects jets of liquid red lava to more than 100 m height. (Photo: Tom Pfeiff... [info
Strombolian activity, at intervals of 1 second turn into near continuous fountains around 14h local ... [info
Jetting fountains start and a column of dark tephra (ash, lapilli and bombs) starts rising. On the o... [info
The area of Torre del Filosofo is no longer safe and we move 500 m westwards, where we can stay for ... [info
Ash, steam and dust clouds cover most of the incandescent lava fountain, which probably reaches abou... [info
Zoom into the lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
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At its peak around 16h00, the lava fountain generates a tephra column several kilometers high. (Phot... [info
Part of the lava fountain is visible when the wind blows the steam and ash to the east. (Photo: Tom ... [info
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The glowing interior of the lava fountain is sometimes briefly visible. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info
Pulses of the lava fountain are barely visible in the left of the ash and steam column, which is fur... [info
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