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Volcanic activity worldwide 11 Aug 2016: Etna volcano

Thursday Aug 11, 2016 21:00 PM |

Map of today's active volcanoes
Map of today's active volcanoes
Etna's new pit crater in Voragine (image taken by B. Behncke from western rim of Voragine on 10 Aug 2016 at sunset)
Etna's new pit crater in Voragine (image taken by B. Behncke from western rim of Voragine on 10 Aug 2016 at sunset)
Etna (Sicily, Italy): INGV Catania volcanologist Boris Behncke visited the summit region of Etna yesterday and observed a new active pit crater, about 20-30 m wide, located in the eastern inner wall of the Voragine crater.
The new vent formed on 7 Aug 2016 and has been the site of the recent weak strombolian activity (which likely continues, but bad weather is currently hiding the view).
Previous news
Map of today's active volcanoes
Wednesday, Aug 10, 2016
Klyuchevskoy (Kamchatka): The eruption of the volcano continues with little changes: although the volcano is in clouds most of the time, occasional satellite and webcam views allow to determine that the lava flow on the SE flank remains active and strombolian activity continues in the summit crater. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Tuesday, Aug 09, 2016
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Weak strombolian activity continues inside the Voragina summit crater, which produces a tall steam column currently drifting into southerly directions when we observed it this morning during a helicopter overflight as part of a tour on Etna. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Monday, Aug 08, 2016
Brava (Cape Verde): Seismic activity has decreased since its peak with shallow earthquakes around 2 August which had triggered fears that a new eruption could occur in the near future. Authorities remain at alert while groups of scientists are currently monitoring the situation. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Sunday, Aug 07, 2016
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Weak strombolian activity has started from the Voragine crater and it is currently visible from the webcams. ... [more]
Map of today's active volcanoes
Friday, Aug 05, 2016
Etna (Sicily, Italy): (5 Aug) Since Wednesday (3 Aug) evening, the New SE crater has been producing intermittent small ash emissions. This activity has become more intense yesterday and seems to have decreased again today. ... [more]

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