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Etna volcano - eruption update
Update Fri 06 Dec 10:49No significant news from Etna so far. The brilliant weather shows the fiery lady in all her glory today. The latest lava flow towards Valle del Bove from Monday's paroxysm stands out as a dark black tongue against the white snow. Volcanic tremor has increased a bit, showing that the NSEC remains (mostly internally) agitated.
Update Thu 05 Dec 11:50The New SE crater remains restless. As the following time-lapse video of the past 24 hours shows, there is occasional weak lava extrusion from effusive vents on the upper flanks, and rarely glow from the summit vent suggesting that the magma column is relatively still high inside the vent and sometimes produces deep-seated strombolian explosions.
Update Tue 03 Dec 09:28Turi Caggegi succeeded in capturing yesterday's lava fountains, several hundreds of meters high and from several vents spraying in different directions, on video:
Update Tue 03 Dec 00:25The eruption is already ending with an abrupt drop of volcanic tremor and decreasing lava emission. Judging from the few webcam images with at least some visibility, it appears that the activity was more effusive (lava flows) than explosive (lava fountains) with the main phase being around 23:20 local time.
Update Mon 02 Dec 23:37
New SE crater paroxysm (nr 19)
Update Mon 02 Dec 22:33A new paroxysm is under way at the New SE crater. Tremor has started to rise steeply, as typical for these eruptions. Visibility is not very good, but occasional view confirmed intense strombolian activity / lava fountaining.
Update Sun 01 Dec 10:09