Sunday, July 16, 2006

Mt Etna Volcano (Italy)

Activity resumed at Mt Etna on 15th July. A fracture opened at the base of SE crater accompanied by lava flows at 3050 m and 3000 m elevation. The lava flows towards Valle del Bove. No seismicity preceded the eruption. A small cone is forming at the source with degassing and small jets of lava and old rocks. The following day there were Strombolian eruptions from the cone at 3050 m with lava ejected to a height of 100 m. The lava is flowing at a rate of 0.5 m per hour.
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