From 5.00 this morning May 30, 2019, a new effusive activity started at the base of the south-east crater, at the same point of the Christmas 2018 eruption. A lava flow goes into the Valle del Bove. An explosive activity with ash emission from the south-east crater is associated.
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ERUPTION 27 JULY 2019
Lava front of the eruptive event of 07/27/2019 at an altitude of about 2900 meters. At the moment the casting stopped.
Excursions to the summit craters of Etna were reopened with the union ordinance No. 3 of the Municipality of Nicolosi on 9-April-2019. We remind you that you can access the top of the volcano only if accompanied exclusively by Alpine Guides or Volcanological Guides.
Today, 12/24/18 at 11:00, a system of fractures opened at the eastern base of the South-East crater in the direction of Valle del Bove, marked by a strong seismic activity. In the morning after the initial phase of emission of volcanic ash, the most intense activity is located at an altitude of about 2,600 meters, generating a “bottoniera” system with Strombolian activity and adjoining lava flow that currently flows into the valle del bove, during the persistent activity of the summit craters. The best way of our beloved Etna and of the Etna South Alpine Guide Group to wish you a Merry Christmas!