Two effusive vents open up at Etna volcano, Italy

Two effusive vents open up at Etna volcano, Italy

Two new effusive vents have opened up on the flank of Etna’s Southeast Crater on May 29, 2022. The effusive rate is currently low. The Aviation Color Code remains at Orange.

Magmatic degassing in Campi Flegrei in recent bradyseismic crises, Italy

Magmatic degassing in Campi Flegrei in recent bradyseismic crises, Italy

A new study published in AGU’s JGR Solid Earth combined the petrological and geochemical data collected in recent decades at Campi Flegrei with numerical simulations, and placed new constraints on the source(s) of the current dynamics of the volcano. The study helps in defining the best monitoring strategies and forecasting a future eruption.

Discolored water appears near Vulcano volcano, Italy

Discolored water appears near Vulcano volcano, Italy

Residents living near Italy’s Vulcano volcano reported the appearance of discolored water in front of Levante Beach on May 22, 2022. The phenomenon started with the appearance of dark and foul-smelling water that soon turned milky-white, as seen in satellite imagery acquired by Sentinel-2.

Lava flow eruption at Etna, tremor at high levels and rising, Italy

Lava flow eruption at Etna, tremor at high levels and rising, Italy

An eruptive fracture opened on the northern flank of Etna’s Southeast Crater on the evening of May 12, 2022, after series of ash emissions. This led to the production of a small lava flow whose front reached the northern base of the crater. The flow is still active and producing ash- and steam-rich plumes as of early Saturday morning, May 14.

Large explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Large explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A series of strong explosions took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy on May 13, 2022. The first event was a moderately strong explosion at 14:42 UTC, followed by a dozen other events over the next three minutes of which the most energetic was at 14:43 UTC.

Very bright fireball over central Italy

Very bright fireball over central Italy

A very bright fireball was seen over central Italy at around 18:55 UTC on March 5, 2022. The event lasted for about 9 seconds. The American Meteor Society (AMS) has received 203 reports from users in Italy, France, Switzerland, Germany, Austria, Slovenia and…