The 8th episode of a paroxysmal eruption from February 16 began on Mount Etna at about 13:00 UTC on March 2, 2021. The aviation color code was upgraded to red at 12:39 pm UTC.
Mount Etna Observatory reported a very strong ash ejection from the southeastern crater.
The calculated height of the volcanic cloud is 9 km above sea level and drifts south.
Severe ash fall has been reported in nearby areas.