The Italian volcano mount Etna a new crater

Visual monitoring of the activity of the volcano Etna and a visit to its slopes has allowed scientists to detect in its crater, Voragen new vent. A small crater, called by the Italians “putaside”, has a diameter of from 20 to 30 meters and is located on the Eastern walls Voragine. In the hole there is a slight explosive activity and active degassing, which at night gives way to a bright glow.

Along with putaside” in the last few days the increased activity manifests itself, Voragen. 7 August in the crater is soft to moderate explosions with no emission of eruptive products outside of the rim.

E`tna-novyiy-krater

Seismicity of mount Etna remains without any changes and significant variations in volcanic tremor amplitude. However, images taken using the thermal imager, shows a slight increase in temperature emitted tephra.