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New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, Italy

After four weeks of moderate activity at its summit craters, Etna has unleashed a new paroxysmal eruptive episode from its Southeast Crater on the evening of January 18, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:21 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 05:46...

January 19, 2021

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Abundant dark and dense ash emission at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic activity at Etna volcano in Italy gradually intensified at around 08:00 UTC on January 4, 2021, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 08:42 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 11:26 when...

January 04, 2021

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Lava fountains at Etna on December 22, 2020

Strong strombolian activity and lava fountaining were observed at Etna's Southeast Crater on December 22, 2020, after dense cloud cover prevented initial clear observations of strong explosive activity that started on December 21. At 01:30 UTC on December 22,...

December 22, 2020

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Strong explosive eruption at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

A new paroxysmal eruptive episode started at Etna volcano, Italy on the morning of December 21, 2020. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red at 09:34 UTC. According to the Etna Volcano Observatory, a strong intensification of strombolian activity started at...

December 21, 2020

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Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna's Southeast Crater, lava emission resumes

Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna's Southeast Crater since December 13, 2020. The most recent paroxysmal episodes occurred at the Voragine crater in December 2015 and May 2016. Since then, activity at Etna's summit has never reached the...

December 15, 2020

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Strong explosive eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

A strong explosive eruption started at Etna volcano on December 13, 2020, ejecting volcanic ash up to 4.8 km (16 000 feet) above sea level by 23:00 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Monitoring networks observed increased strombolian activity at the SE...

December 14, 2020

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Etna's Southeast Crater erupting from two vents simultaneously, Italy

Take a look at the sublime display of Etna's natural fireworks, with its Southeast Crater now erupting from two vents simultaneously. This video was recorded by INGV's Boris Behncke from Tremestieri Etnao on the southern side of Etna at daybreak on December...

December 02, 2020

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Another powerful explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Another powerful explosion took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on November 16, 2020, just days after a sequence of powerful explosions on November 10. 2020. According to the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, an explosion of...

November 16, 2020

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Powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sequence of powerful explosions occurred at Stromboli volcano, Italy on November 10, 2020, starting at 20:04 UTC. The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, reports that at 20:04:20 UTC a major explosion has occurred in Stromboli's...

November 11, 2020

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Ash emissions at Etna volcano disrupt flights at Catania International Airport, Italy

Increased explosive activity accompanied by significant ash emissions started at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) shortly before 06:00 UTC on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 05:53 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 08:36...

October 23, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity and significant ash emissions at Etna, Italy

Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Italy increased on October 7, 2020, with the first eruption at 06:35 UTC accompanied by significant ash emissions to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:00 UTC, downgraded to...

October 07, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna volcano's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Strombolian activity returned to Etna volcano's New Southeast Crater over the past couple of days. An ash and steam plume rose up to approximately 3 500 m (11 500 feet) above the vent Monday into Tuesday, August 10 into 11, 2020. Throughout the night, explosions...

August 12, 2020

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sudden, major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 03:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on July 19, 2020. The explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average explosion at the volcano. The products of the explosion were distributed over the entire crater...

July 19, 2020

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Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Strombolian activity increased at Etna's New Southeast Crater at 02:12 UTC on May 22, 2020, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The explosive activity produced volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (14 800 feet) above sea level, blown by the winds...

May 23, 2020

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Increased Strombolian activity, high values of volcanic tremor at Etna volcano, Italy

Strombolian activity started increasing at the Etna's New Southeast Crater at 08:45 UTC on May 19, 2020. The activity was accompanied by a modest emission of volcanic ash, which was blown to the northeast. From the seismic point of view, the volcanic tremor...

May 19, 2020

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Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The...

April 27, 2020

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Explosive eruption and strong ash emissions at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic tremor amplitude at Etna volcano, Italy showed a rapid increase to high values early Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. This activity was followed by lava fountaining and strong ash emissions, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reports. The Aviation Color Code was raised...

April 19, 2020

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Increased activity at Stromboli volcano, lava reaches the coastline, Italy

Activity at Stromboli volcano increased from medium to high levels on March 28 into 29, 2020, followed by lava overflow first observed around 23:40 UTC on March 30, 2020. Lava reached the coastline at around 01:40 UTC on March 31, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported...

March 31, 2020

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Stromboli volcano puffs out large, almost-perfect smoke ring, Italy

Italy's Stromboli volcano blew a large, almost-perfect smoke ring on Friday, March 27, 2020. The smoke rose from the crater, slowly drifting northeastwards over the Stromboli village. "Its near-perfect circular shape and large diameter (100-200 m / 330 -...

March 28, 2020

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Lava overflows Stromboli's crater terrace, Italy

Lava is overflowing the northern portion of Stromboli's crater terrace, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported at 10:13 UTC on February 3, 2020. Lava overflow, currently small and confined to the summit area, started at about 07:20 UTC today. "The lava flow front...

February 03, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna's Voragine crater, Italy

Moderate effusive and strombolian activity continues from Etna's Voragine crater on January 29, 2020. From January 20 - 26, this activity was accompanied by ash emissions from the New Southeast Crater and Northeast Crater. In addition, moderate seismic...

January 29, 2020

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Intensification of Strombolian activity at Etna volcano, Italy

Video surveillance cameras show a gradual intensification of Strombolian activity at the New Southeast Crater of Etna volcano, Italy, beginning at 18:00 UTC on December 6, 2019. The activity was already underway at about 16:00 UTC, producing small and discontinuous...

December 07, 2019

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Explosive activity continues at Etna volcano, Italy

Explosive activity continues at Etna's summit craters with strong degassing and rare ash emissions. Photos below were taken around 16:00 UTC on October 21 from the Taormina. They show emissions of ash from the Southeast Crater to the right, puffs of ash from...

October 22, 2019

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Aviation Color Code Red, ash emissions intensifying at Etna volcano, Italy

Ash emissions at Italy's Etna volcano are intensifying on October 1, 2019, INGV reports. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red. Images of the surveillance cameras are showing and intensification of the ash emission since 08:50 UTC on October 1. The...

October 01, 2019

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Strombolian explosions every 3 - 5 minutes, new scoria cone growing in the crater, Mount Etna

Eruption continues at Mount Etna's Voragine crater with strombolian explosions every 3 to 5 minutes. The explosions are ejecting coarse-grained material, which rises to several tens of meters above the crater rim, with some products falling onto the rims and...

September 16, 2019

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Strombolian activity, high levels of volcanic tremor at Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity is still taking place at Etna's Northeast Crater, producing a diluted ash plume that disperses near the summit area, INGV reports. The volcanic tremor amplitude remains high. After 08:50 UTC on September 9, 2019, there has been a further...

September 10, 2019

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Etna getting more restless, values comparable to those seen shortly before the December 2018 eruption, Italy

The mean volcanic tremor amplitude at Etna volcano, Italy is showing an increasing trend, the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, reported September 6. Sounds characteristic of Strombolian activity and spattering have been heard this...

September 06, 2019

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Detailed analysis of violent explosive eruption of Stromboli volcano on August 28, Italy

A new, violent, high-intensity explosive eruption started at Stromboli volcano at 10:17 UTC on August 28, INGV reports in a detailed analysis of the event. It was a new paroxysmal event that produced an eruption column up to 4 km (13 123 feet) above the summit area....

August 30, 2019

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

A major paroxysmal eruption took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at around 10:17 UTC on August 28, 2019. The explosion has affected the central-southern area of the crater terrace, INGV said. The products generated by the explosion spread throughout the terrace...

August 28, 2019

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Intense activity at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense effusive activity from numerous vents at Stromboli volcano in Italy has resumed again on August 18, 2019, after several days decreased activity. Frequent and often strong strombolian eruptions occur from several active vents in the crater terrace. Lava from...

August 19, 2019

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Six underwater volcanoes discovered near Sicily, Mediterranean Sea

Scientists have discovered a series of previously unknown volcanoes just off the coast of SW Sicily, Italy. The three northern volcanoes show a tuff cone-like morphology while the three most southern edifices have a truncated-conical shape. Ages of all newly...

August 06, 2019

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Increased explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code Red, Italy

Explosive activity has increased again at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) early July 27, 2019. INGV said their surveillance cameras showed gas emission from the base of the southern flank of NSEC, indicating that a new fissure has opened at the crater. The...

July 27, 2019

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Eruption at Mount Etna continues - July 20 update

Intense Strombolian activity at the New Southeast Crater (NSEC), which had resumed yesterday afternoon, underwent an abrupt diminution between 20:10 and 20:15 UTC on July 19, and by 20:30 had virtually ceased, INGV reports. During the night, the effusion rate at the...

July 20, 2019

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Eruption at Etna's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Mild eruptive activity which started at the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) on July 14 gradually intensified on July 18, INGV reports. Frequent ash emissions, producing only minor anomalies in images recorded by the thermal surveillance cameras were reported on July 17....

July 19, 2019

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Intense eruptive activity continues at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Intense activity continues at Stromboli volcano with strong explosions in northern crater area, where at least 5 vents were active overnight July 13, and lava flows from the collapsed rims of the crater terrace. INGV is replacing equipment destroyed during July 3,...

July 13, 2019

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Powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, strongest since 2007, Italy

At least two powerful explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on July 3, 2019. The events were preceded by lava spills from all active mouths. One person has been killed. The activity at the volcano suddenly increased at 14:46:10 UTC with one of the...

July 03, 2019

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A major explosion occurred at Stromboli volcano at 23:03 UTC on June 25, 2019, the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Osservatorio Etneo, reports. Video recorded by the surveillance cameras shows pyroclastic material has fallen onto the Sciara del...

June 26, 2019

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Etna producing large lava flows, amazing night-time show, Italy

The new eruptive phase of Etna volcano which started early May 30, 2019 (UTC) appears to be intensifying. Large lava flows are descending down its flanks, resulting in amazing night-time imagery. The eruption started with two new fissures opening on the northern and...

May 31, 2019

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New eruption near the summit of Etna volcano, Italy

A new eruption has started near the summit of Etna volcano, Italy early May 30, 2019 (UTC). "Two new eruptive fissures have opened early May 30, 2019, on the northern and southeastern sides of the New Southeast Crater, producing modest strombolian activity and...

May 30, 2019

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Large-scale pre-historic Campi Flegrei eruption identified, reducing recurrence interval - Naples, Italy

University of Oxford researchers have traced the origin of a large-scale pre-historic eruption that blanketed the Mediterranean region in ash 29 000 years ago to Campi Flegrei volcano, located near the city of Naples, Italy (population 970 000). The research...

April 30, 2019