Mount Etna eruption from Voragine crater

Mount Etna eruption from Voragine crater on May 18th 2016 is the first eruption of Etna in 2016 and second one since the last paroxysm of Voragine crater on 6 December 2015.

Mount Etna eruption from Voragine crater on 18 May 2016

Mount Etna eruption from Voragine crater on 18 May 2016, seen from SW

 

tremor signal during the Voragine paroxysm on May 2016

Tremor signal during the Voragine crater eruption on May 2016

 

Etna eruption on May 18, 2016. Ash clouds (purple arrow) from la Voragine crater, lava flow (red arrows) and a phreatic-magmatic explosion (yellow arrow) by interaction between lava and snow.

Mount Etna eruption on May 18, 2016. The erupting Voragine crater as seen from Etna volcano western slope. Ash clouds (purple arrow) from la Voragine crater, lava flow (red arrows) and a phreatic-magmatic explosion (yellow arrow) by interaction between lava and snow.

 

A detail of a phreatic-magmatic explosion

A close up of a phreatic-magmatic explosion

Etna Lava, Friends and..Red Wine! December 02/03, 2013

Etna lava flowing inside the Bove Valley in the night. This was the show we got on during a new Mount Etna paroxysm on December 2 2013 . Last Etna eruption ended  on November 29 (only three days ago) and today another took place.

Tremor signal showing the last two eruptive paroxysms having taken place so close together in the last week.

Tremor signal showing the last two eruptive paroxysms having taken place so close together in the last week.

 

Night view of the December 3rd lava flow from South East Etna crater flowing down into the Bove valley

Night view of the December 2sd lava flow from South East Etna crater flowing down into the Bove valley