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…

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…

Etna, Sicile : Significant emissions of ash from the Northeast Crater .

Etna, Sicile : Significant emissions of ash from the Northeast Crater .

Significant emissions of ash from the Northeast Crater, are emitted from the summit of Mount Etna. But it seems that now it is just a residual activity. It is possible that magma « retreat » in depth and that the volcano crumbling. This would…

Etna, Sicily : earthquake swarm on the North East side.

Etna, Sicily : earthquake swarm on the North East side.

Earlier yesterday, Etna‘s seismic network stations recorded an earthquake swarm on the North East side in a zone middle / high. Until 12:45 local time, were recorded 46 earthquakes, most of these event perceptible only at the instrumental level. The main events took place…

Etna, Sicily : activity at Etna’s New Southeast Crater has strongly diminished .

Etna, Sicily :  activity at Etna’s New Southeast Crater has strongly diminished .

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…

Etna, Sicily : Small pyroclastic flows on the Etna volcano.

Etna, Sicily : Small pyroclastic flows on the Etna volcano.

Small pyroclastic flows on the Etna volcano. The activity of the volcano is still high, but there has been a significant change: while explosions and high amplitude tremor continues in the craters of Voragine, it seems that for a few hours, most of the…

Etna, Sicily : two episodes of paroxysms from the crater of Voragine .

Etna, Sicily :  two episodes of paroxysms from the crater of Voragine .

Update ETNA, December 5, 2015, 21:00 UTC In the last 24 hours there weretwo episodes of paroxysms from the crater of Voragine ., one in the evening of December 4, 2015, between 20h30 and 21h15 UTC (local time = -1), and the second in…

Etna, Sicily : eruption column that has reached the height of at least 7 km above the summit .

Etna, Sicily : eruption column that has reached the height of at least 7 km above the summit .

Update ETNA, December 4, 2015 16:00 UTC The second episode of paroxysm from the Voragine crater in less than 36 hours peaked 08 h 00 at 09:00 UTC (local time = -1), with high lava fountains and an eruption column that has reached the…

Etna, Sicily : lava fountain reaches a height of over 1 km.

Etna, Sicily : lava fountain reaches a height of over 1 km.

Update ETNA, Dec. 3, 2015, at 09:30 UTC After a progressive intensification on the evening of December 2, 2015, the eruptive activity in the crater of Voragine (often also called « Central ») of Etna, peaked in the early hours of December 3, but…