Etna, Sicily, Italy

Based on observations using the summit web camera, INGV-CT reported that a week of Strombolian activity from a depression on the E flank of the South East Crater at the summit of Etna ceased on 28 April. On 1 May, a seismic swarm was detected along the NE rift and degassing from the South East Crater and the North East Crater was noted. On 10 May, an eruption produced ash plumes that drifted N; observations were hindered due to cloud cover, but the ash cloud was detected on satellite imagery. Lava flows advanced about 6.4 km E and covered the W wall of the Valle del Bove. Ashfall was reported in multiple areas during 10-11 May.

Source: Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia Sezione di Catania (INGV-CT) – “Report provided courtesy of the Smithsonian’s Global Volcanism Program and the US Geological Survey’s Volcano Hazards Program.”

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