Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Heavy ash emissions were observed at Etna's Southeast crater since 06:15 UTC on September 21, 2021, where strombolian activity resumed at 06:55 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:10 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 09:30. Strombolian activity…

Etna grows to record height of 3 357 m (11 014 feet), Italy

Etna grows to record height of 3 357 m (11 014 feet), Italy

With approximately 50 paroxysmal eruptive episodes since February 16, 2021, Mount Etna has increased its height to a record 3 357 m (11 014 feet). Eruptive events that took place in 2021 have accumulated significant amounts of pyroclastic material and lava layers on…

Etna enters August with a violent paroxysmal eruptive episode

Etna enters August with a violent paroxysmal eruptive episode

Etna entered August 2021 with continued growth at its Southeast Crater and impressive paroxysmal eruptive episode, the first since July 20. Strombolian activity at the crater gradually intensified into lava fountaining by 21:22 UTC on July 31. The episode lasted…

Powerful new paroxysm at Etna’s Southeast Crater, Italy

Powerful new paroxysm at Etna’s Southeast Crater, Italy

A new powerful paroxysmal eruptive episode (lava fountaining) took place at Etna volcano, Italy on July 14, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 10:22 UTC. Estimated volcanic cloud height rose to more than 9 km (29 500 feet) above sea level at 11:43…

Powerful paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna, Italy

Powerful paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna, Italy

A new powerful paroxysmal episode started at Etna's Southeast Crater, late July 1, 2021, and lasted approximately 120 minutes. This was the 5th paroxysm since June 25 and the first since June 28. Strombolian activity at the Southeast Crater resumed at 22:40 UTC…

Increase in explosive activity, lava fountain night at Etna volcano, Italy

Increase in explosive activity, lava fountain night at Etna volcano, Italy

Three episodes of strong lava fountaining took place at Etna volcano since 20:20 UTC on May 25, 2021, generating an eruptive column up to 7.6 km (25 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red on 7 occasions since UTC midnight on May 25,…

Another episode of lava fountaining at Etna, Italy

Another episode of lava fountaining at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity increased again at Etna's Southeast Crater at 23:34 UTC on May 20, 2021, with the eruptive cloud moving in the SE direction. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 00:58 UTC on May 21 and lowered back to Orange at 03:07. The volcanic…