Mt Etna, a new eruptive vent on July 27



A new eruptive vent opened around noon on Saturday 27 July 2019 on Mount Etna, precisely on the southern side of the New South East Crater. The fracture resulted in the emission of considerable quantities of gas and very fine ash that formed a cloud directed towards the sea.

If this means the beginning of a new eruption  it is not yet known. Certainly it is an important phenomenon that is monitored by the scientists of INGV, who also report the increase in volcanic tremor. In the coming days we will know more news. The New Southeast Crater had already been affected by the opening of a mouth a few weeks ago, on the eastern side. The volcano remains a surprising source of newness this summer 2019.


The author: Grazia Musumeci