New eruption of Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy (08/09/2011)

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Etna eruption September 8 2011Comment for this article and video

On the morning of 8 September 2011, the New Southeast Crater of Etna has produced its 13th paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year 2011, generating a tall eruption column that moved south-southeast, and provoking ash and lapilli falls on numerous population centers including Trecastagni, Viagrande, San Giovanni La Punta, and the eastern part of Catania.

During this paroxysm, brief explosive events occurred also from various spots on the northern flank of the New Southeast Crater cone.

Text : INGV Sezione di Catania
Video : Klaus Dorschfeldt alias KdEtna

The day after - Klaus has visited the slopes of the volcano to see what exactly changed in the landscape and what kind of activity was still going on.

Text : INGV Sezione di Catania
Video : Klaus Dorschfeldt alias KdEtna

Etna Information
Mount Etna, towering above Catania, Sicily’s second largest city, has one of the world’s longest documented records of historical volcanism, dating back to 1500 BC.
Historical lava flows cover much of the surface of this massive basaltic stratovolcano, the highest and most voluminous in Italy. Two styles of eruptive activity typically occur at Etna. Persistent explosive eruptions, sometimes with minor lava emissions, take place from one or more of the three prominent summit craters, the Central Crater, NE Crater, and SE Crater. Flank eruptions, typically with higher effusion rates, occur less frequently and originate from fissures that open progressively downward from near the summit. A period of more intense intermittent explosive eruptions from Etna’s summit craters began in 1995. The active volcano is monitored by the Instituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Volcanologia (INGV) in Catania.