The summit eruption of Mount Etna is it in decline? From about 4:00 am, the tremor is in free fall and webcams do not show more strombolian activity at the top of the New Southeast Crater. The thermal camera of the INGV continues to show a lava flow on the eastern flank of the cone. Yesterday the eruptive activity remained relatively stable although with a slight decline in the late afternoon. Will be moving towards the end of the event or is it simply a break from the strongest eruption of Mount Etna in the last 20 years?
This morning, activity at Etna’s New Southeast Crater has strongly diminished, volcanic tremor amplitude has dropped, and there are some ash emissions from the Northeast Crater. Aviation status back to orange.
December 08, 2015. Etna, Sicily :
Source : B Behncke
Photo : Gio Giusa