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Volcanic activity worldwide 14 Dec 2013: Etna

Saturday Dec 14, 2013 17:03 PM |

Strombolian activity at the New SE crater
Strombolian activity at the New SE crater
Explosion at NSEC earlier this afternoon
Explosion at NSEC earlier this afternoon
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Strombolian explosions are becoming stronger and impressive, even on the webcam images now.
...14 Dec:
The 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater in 2013 is almost certainly) going to occur this evening (again, Saturday). Tremor continues to rise steeply, and explosions at the NSEC are very gradually becoming stronger.
You can follow the activity live at
Previous news
View of Etna from Paternó (SW side) with the plume from the NE crater
Friday, Dec 13, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): While the New SE crater has remained quiet, the NE crater became active earlier today and continues to produce a dense gas plume containing fine ash, likely from deep-seated explosions. The tremor has dropped a bit again, but remains elevated. ... [more]
The New SE crater today
Thursday, Dec 12, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The situation has remained more or less unchanged. Etna has been quiet except intense degassing from the NE crater and a faint plume from the NSEC. There are currently no signs of the expected next paroxysm at the New SE crater and tremor has decreased overall during the past days (of course, this can change quickly). ... [more]
Glowing avalanche from Shiveluch's lava dome today (KVERT webcam)
Wednesday, Dec 11, 2013
Shiveluch (Kamchatka): The lava dome continues to grow, producing incandescent avalanches on to the SW and SE as well as small explosions, visible on the following video from today's activity in time-lapse: ... [more]
Etna's NSEC this evening
Tuesday, Dec 10, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The New SE crater has remained calm; after the increase yesterday, tremor has descended back to low levels and continues to fluctuate. ... [more]
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Monday, Dec 09, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): A temporary steep increase in tremor amplitude earlier today (but with no other visual changes) rose some expectations about a new paroxysm, which would be now "due" if Etna kept her rhythm of 5-7 days intervals. However, it turned out to be only a short-lived peak, and it seems we have to wait a bit more. No explosive activity could be identified at the New SE crater. ... [more]

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