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Volcanic activity worldwide 19 Dec 2013: Etna, Kilauea

Thursday Dec 19, 2013 17:03 PM |

Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this afternoon
Ash emission from Etna's NE crater this afternoon
Ash venting from the NE crater (Pizzo Deneri Etna Trekking webcam)
Ash venting from the NE crater (Pizzo Deneri Etna Trekking webcam)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The ash emissions from the NE crater have increased and become near continuous. A likely cause are deep-seated explosions from a degassing active magma column. Tremor has remained low, but with a slight increase.

...19 Dec:
While our protagonist, the New SE crater, is calm, the NE crater produces weak ash emissions.

Kilauea (Hawai'i): The lava lake in Halema'uma'u today:
...19 Dec:
The following video shows the activity at Pu'u 'O'o in a time-lapse over the past 2 weeks; images from the USGS thermal webcam placed on the northern rim of Pu'u 'O'o. 3 active vents with occasional small lava overflows are visible:

Previous news
Lava effusion from the new effusive vent at the lower NE flank of Etna's NSEC (photo from last evening: Emanuela / VolcanoDiscovery Italia)
Wednesday, Dec 18, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (17 Dec) Weak lava effusion continues from the fissure on the lower NE flank of the New SE crater. Explosive activity seems to have ceased and tremor has descended back to low levels. ... [more]
Thermal image of the New SE crater (INGV Catania)
Tuesday, Dec 17, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): It seems that the latest, highly unusual paroxysm can be regarded as over. Lava effusion ceased (or almost completely ceased) over night and tremor has continued to drop to again low levels. ... [more]
Current tremor signal (ESLN station, INGV Catania)
Monday, Dec 16, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): What started as a paroxysm has now become more a subterminal dominantly fissure eruption. Lava effusion continues from the vent at the SE base of the New SE crater, accompanied by strong, fluctuating tremor. Bad weather conditions mostly prevent good views. ... [more]
Explosions, ash and lava flow emission at Etna's New SE crater at dawn
Sunday, Dec 15, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): The 20th paroxysm at the New SE crater in 2013 began yesterday evening and ended at dawn, shortly after reaching its peak. The eruption lasted relatively long, but was relatively weak in intensity (compared to previous paroxysms). It produced only relatively low pulsating lava fountains with associated ash plumes and a small lava flow to the SE towards the Valle del Bove. ... [more]
Strombolian activity at the New SE crater
Saturday, Dec 14, 2013
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Strombolian explosions are becoming stronger and impressive, even on the webcam images now. ... [more]

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