Etna , Sicily : Explosions in the crater of the Voragine,

Etna , Sicily : Explosions in the crater of the Voragine,

Explosions in the crater of the Voragine, on Etna occurred that night. Shortly after the activity has increased significantly and a new episode of intense strombolian activity is ongoing. Which in the end did not become a real climax; However, continued intense strombolian activity…

Etna , Sicily : two further eruptive episodes have taken place in Etna’s summit area.

Etna , Sicily :  two further eruptive episodes have taken place in Etna’s summit area.

ETNA UPDATE, 23 MAY 2016, 17:30 UTC During the past few days, two further eruptive episodes have taken place in Etna’s summit area. The first, in the early morning hours of 21 May 2016, occurred at the Voragine, which had been the site of…

Etna, Sicily : lava fountaining activity from Etna’s Voragine crater .

Etna, Sicily : lava fountaining activity from Etna’s Voragine crater .

ETNA UPDATE, 19 MAY 2016, 11:00 UTC During the afternoon of 18 May 2016, the lava fountaining activity from Etna’s Voragine crater passed into a modest Strombolian activity, which continued to feed the lava overflow toward west until the late evening (see first image…

Etna , Sicily : intense Strombolian activity at Etna’s Northeast Crater.

Etna , Sicily : intense Strombolian activity at Etna’s Northeast Crater.

Since the evening of 17 May 2016, there has been an intense Strombolian activity at Etna’s Northeast Crater (NEC), with ejection of incandescent bombs above the crater rim and fall of pyroclastics over the flanks of the cone. This morning, 18 May, this activity…

Maccalube de Aragona , Sicily : rare geological phenomenon called sedimentary volcanism.

Maccalube de Aragona , Sicily : rare geological phenomenon called sedimentary volcanism.

Integral Nature Reserve of Macalube di Aragona is a regional nature reserve in Sicily, located 4 km southwest of Aragona and 15 km north of Agrigento, which includes a wide argillaceous area characterized by the presence of phenomena eruptive. Volcanoes are the result of…

Etna , Sicily : gradual increase of the volcanic tremor amplitude.

Etna , Sicily : gradual increase of the volcanic tremor amplitude.

Etna update, 17 May 2016, 20:00 UTC Since early April 2016, there has been a gradual resumption of summit eruptive activity at Etna, which initially consisted of increased gas emission mainly from the Northeast Crater (NEC) and from the vent that had opened on…

Etna , Sicily : the Northeast crater issued a fine ash plume.

Etna , Sicily : the Northeast crater issued a fine ash plume.

Around 9:30 yesterday morning, the Northeast crater issued a fine ash plume. It is a small phenomenon, yet easily visible from all sides of the volcano due to the lack of cloud cover. In recent days, the Northeast crater had intermittently emitted ash in…

Etna, Sicilia : explosive event at the NEC.

Etna, Sicilia :   explosive event at the NEC.

ETNA UPDATE, 23 FEBRUARY 2016 During the month of January 2016, Etna’s eruptive activity has maintained rather low levels. Early that month, a few weak ash emissions occurred from the 25 November 2015 vent located high on the eastern flank of the New Southeast…

Salinelles of Paterno, Sicily : Four new small mud volcanoes were opened .

Salinelles of Paterno, Sicily : Four new small mud volcanoes were opened .

I reproduced here “in extenso” the excellent article by Bernard Duick ( http://www.earth-of-fire.com/2016/01/la-salinelle-de-paterno-en-eruption.html ) Four new small mud volcanoes were opened Thursday, January 7 at 19:30 to Paterno, Via Salé, in the yard of a private home.A noise like boiling attracted the attention of…

Etna , Sicily : the Voragine produced two brief ash emissions.

Etna , Sicily :  the Voragine produced two brief ash emissions.

After the intense eruptive activity during the first ten days of December 2015 at the Voragine, Bocca Nuova and the New Southeast Crater (NSEC), for a few days the main focus of the activity shifted to the Northeast Crater (NEC). During the night of…