Etna eruption: update 19th April 2017

Autore: in News | April 20, 2017

In late morning today, Wednesday, April 19, 2017, a new activity is initiated by the effusive fissure located on the southern flank of the Southeast Crater. The effusive vent of lava is placed at an altitude of about 3150 m.

This episode was preceded last week, by others two effusive episodes (10-11 and 13-14 April), located in the same system of cracks, on the southern slope of the Southeast crater.

Today’s lava flow, is superimposed to the preceding lava flow, it continues in the direction south-east.  At 17.00, the most advanced lava front was located on the western edge of the valle del bove.

Also it reported a modest strombolian activity from a vent “pit crater” located under the rim of the Southeast crater.