Etna volcano (Italy), activity update: strong paroxysm on 21 Nov, ash falls

Thu, 23 Nov 2006, 18:42
18:42 PM | BY: TOM PFEIFFER
Map of ash fall out after the SE crater paroxysm on 21 Nov 2006. (Source: activity report "Attività esplosiva al Cratere di SE 21 novembre 2006" by Andronico, D. and Cristaldi, A. (22 Nov 2006), published on website of INGV-Catania, www.ct.ingv.it)
Map of ash fall out after the SE crater paroxysm on 21 Nov 2006. (Source: activity report "Attività esplosiva al Cratere di SE 21 novembre 2006" by Andronico, D. and Cristaldi, A. (22 Nov 2006), published on website of INGV-Catania, www.ct.ingv.it)

In the late morning of 21 Nov, strong explosive activity resumed at SE crater, culminating in the so far strongest episode. Bad visibility inhibited direct observations of the lava fountains, but a significant ash plume was generated that caused ash fall in a broad sector east of the volcano. As INGV reports, more than 50 grams of ash per square meter were deposited in the town of Giarre.
A detailed report about the fall out is found at INVG Catania's website (www.ct.ingv.it).

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