Lava Flows: Mount Etna the highest volcano in Europe erupts
Intense Strombolian activity and lava flow emission from the active vent on top of Etna’s Southeast Crater
Mount Etna has erupted for the first time in 2017, leaping into action on Monday evening (February 27) shooting bright red lava into the night sky.
The highest active volcano in Europe Mount Etna began to erupt on the island of Sicily, on Monday. The volcano, which lies between the cities of Messina and Catania, can be seen spewing fountains of lava which reportedly exceeded several hundred meters high.
Mount Etna has given very nice activity, and quite varied (Strombolian activity from the “saddle vent” between old and new Southeast Crater cones, sporadic emissions of brown ash from the New Southeast Crater). The lava flow has advanced not much more than 1 km from the crater and during the day was advancing slowly toward south-southwest.
A conspicuous cone is growing around the active vent which is now the highest peak of the Southeast Crater, but probably still somewhat lower than Etna’s highest point, the Northeast Crater (3329 m).
Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e VulcanologiaIstituto nazionale di geofisica e vulcanologiaINGV,Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, sede di Catania Video di Rai1 Tg1 Servizio Laura Cason
Pubblicato da Gualerzi Aldo su Martedì 28 febbraio 2017
More info & photos & video soonand finally, we again see Etna change her shape before our eyes! A new scoria cone is growing rapidly on top of the complex of old and new Southeast Crater cones.