Etna (Italy) - Report for 24 February-2 March 2021 - NEW

INGV reported continuing episodes of lava fountaining at Etna?s Southeast Crater (SEC) and 24 and 28 February.
Strombolian activity at two vents in SEC increased during the late afternoon of 24 February.
Lava overflowed the crater at 1820 and headed ESE towards the Valle de Bove.
During 1900-2122 lava fountains rose as high as 500 m above the summit.
A second lava flow traveled SW, and at 2100 a pyroclastic flow descended 1 km into the Valle de Bove.
An eruption plume rose as high as 11 km a.s.l.
Weak Strombolian activity was visible at 0810 on 28 February.
Lava fountaining began at 0839, feeding lava flows that traveled E, and abruptly intensified at 0902 with jets of lava rising 700 m above the crater rim.
An eruption plume rose as high as 11 km a.s.l.
and drifted ESE, causing ashfall in areas downwind.
A small lava overflow at the S part of SEC began at 0909, followed by a pyroclastic flow at 0920.
Lava fountaining ended at 0933, though the lava flow descending E remained active.

Source: Sezione di Catania - Osservatorio Etneo (INGV)

Fonte/Source: Global Volcanism Program/Smithsonian Institution


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