Etna has been providing a show again yesterday 19.2. and early this morning 20.2. Etna seems to love night time action and most of us Europeans missed it, so I am trying to provide a short summary of the paroxysms. When I woke up and checked the cams around 7 a.m. on the 19th. , the image above was all I could grab.
The up-to-date tremor plot can be found at http://www.ct.ingv.it/index.php?option=com_wrapper&view=wrapper&Itemid=201&lang=it
Only EBELZ shows acurate measurements. ECBNZ only hickuped a few times the last week and if it continues operating like lately, there will only be a black page soon.
The definition of paroxysm is a short outburst of action. All of Etna´s actions in the last 2 years were paroxysms and no longer lasting eruptions.
2 webcam screenshots (not from the same cam) taken on the 19th and the 20th. Notice that there is fresh black ash to the right on the second image. Were there some other tiny little vents active closeby to the main crater?
Here the best video, I have seen so far, by Klaus Dorschfeldt, it was first mentioned on Erik´s blog and also brought over to VC by KarenZ.
Even a pyroclastic flow is to be seen. May I mention that I find the “erupting” logo on the lower right side a tiny little bit disturbing?
The paroxysm of 19.2. was worth being mentioned by CBS News.
Turi Caggegi has some new images from February 19 and 20 on Flickr.
Only a few articles can be found online:
This link leads to Etnaboris Flickr images but he always writes a long description to his images and so this provides a summary of the action of the last 2 days.
Claude Grandpey reported: http://volcans.blogs-de-voyage.fr/2013/02/20/etna-sicile-italie-306/
The Watchers have 2 webcam screenshots one of which is a screenshot of the thermal cam. When I checked that cam only an afterglow was visible.
- INGV Etna cams. From this link you can also find the Tremor and Seimology of Etna, cams and more on Stromboli and the Aelion islands.
- Collection of Etnacams by Etnatrekking.
- Etna Guide cam
- Etna Web cam
- Radiostudio 7 cams
- Live cams with Sound, Etnawalk, does not work in all browsers.
- Over 60! webcams of Sicily. Not all of them pointing at Etna
- The Hotel Corsano at Etna has a nice list of cam.
- Lave Cam
- Several Etna webcams, thermalcam and tremorgraph, all on one page, by volcanodiscovery.com
- Etnaweb cams
A Springer link about the enormous amount of CO2 emitted by Etna per year. 25 Mt/y !!!
Update: While I was writing this post ( I guess) Dr. Boris Behncke updated the IGNV site.
Here is the activity report for Etna and Stromboli for the 19th with many beautiful images,
And the same for the 20th which should be updated again soon as the article anounces.