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Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: eruption ended

Friday Oct 06, 2006 15:32 PM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER

SE crater in strombolian eruption on the evening of 4 Oct. 2006 Lights of Catania in background.
SE crater in strombolian eruption on the evening of 4 Oct. 2006 Lights of Catania in background.
SE crater and the traces of a glowing block tumbling down from the lava flow emerging frmo the SE breach of the SE crater.
SE crater and the traces of a glowing block tumbling down from the lava flow emerging frmo the SE breach of the SE crater.

The eruption at the SE crater that had started on the 3rd of Oct. 2006 ended this this morning again (6 Oct.). The activity (which had begun in perfect timing for our tour on Etna scheduled from 4-7 Oct)  was characterized by near-constant strombolian explosions from the summit crater of SE crater, throwing bombs to about 50-150m height, as well as the emission of a viscous lva flow reaching about 300-500m length. Large, round incandescent boulders often detached from the flow and rolled down the slope into the Valle del Bove.

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