Roundup of Global Volcanic Activity
Etna (Sicily, Italy): Another of the summit vents seems to be becoming protagonist in the current eruptive phase: the NE crater has been producing near-continuous small to moderate ash emissions throughout the night and the morning. Incandescence was occasionally seen at the base of the plumes as well, suggesting strombolian activity. The other vents, in particular Voragine and New SE crater, have been calm. The NE crater, formed in 1911, had not had much significant activity since 1995-1996 when it produced a series of spectacular paroxysms with associated lava flows.