The Etna volcano enters again in eruption in Italy with ash emission and lava

The Etna volcano, on the Italian island of Sicily, has registered a new eruption in its southeast crater, with ash emission and lava; In addition, the amplitu

The Etna volcano enters again in eruption in Italy with ash emission and lava

The Etna volcano, on the Italian island of Sicily, has registered a new eruption in its southeast crater, with ash emission and lava; In addition, the amplitude of volcanic tremors is increasing. This was informed by the National Institute of Geophysics and Italian Vulcanology (INGV).

The volcanic activity began around 6.15 local hours (4.15 GMT), with the emission of ash and 40 minutes later, the resumption of the Surmombolian activity was observed in the Southeast Crater, the most active in the latest ethnic rashes.

The eruptive cloud produced by the current activity has reached a height of 9 kilometers, being visible from the localities of Catania and Taormina, and, according to the forecasting model, it dissipates in this northeast direction. In addition, the IngV has confirmed the existence of a source of in progress, with an overflow from the southeast crater that is directed towards the southwest.

Meanwhile, continues the increase in the average amplitude of volcanic tremors, with a tendency to continue increasing, explained the Ingv. The center of the tremor fountain is located in the southeast crater area at a height of approximately 2,900 and 3,000 meters above sea level. Although IngV has issued an alert for flights, at the moment the current activity of the volcano does not affect the operation of the Catania International Airport.

According to the Institute on August 10, the latest eruptions in the Southeast Crater have led Etna to increase its altitude in 33 meters after the latest eruptions in its southeast crater and now its new summit is 3,357 meters above the level of the sea.

The layers of lava and pyroclastic material expelled in frequent eruptions have accumulated in the Southeast Crater cone, the youngest and active, and have been transforming their morphology since February 16, when the first episode of 2021 occurred.

Since 1980, the northeast crater was considered the highest Sicilian volcano, with 3,324 meters, which reached a maximum level of 3,350 meters in 1981, before its edges were eroding.

Updated Date: 22 September 2021, 21:16

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