The National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology of Catania informs us that the current one, started at 11 am on 24 December 2018, is a real side eruption, with “the opening of several eruptive holes starting from the base of the New South East Crater, towards Serra Giannicola “, an area located inside the depressive valley of Valle del Bove, therefore far from the inhabited centers. Does it concern the fact that new holes have been opened lower than the summit craters? For the moment there seems to be no danger to the population but come back to read this article for more updates in the next few hours.
(the photos are: by Grazia Musumeci – under the title – and ENZO CARDILE)
UPDATE AT 2 PM —- CATANIA AIRPORT CLOSED
UPDATE 14:52 — MAYBE 6 NEW ERUPTIVE FRACTURES AT THE SOUTH EAST CRATER’S BASE
UPDATE 21:50—RE OPENED CATANIA AIRPORT —– THE ERUPTION GOES ON, THOUGH SLOWLY, FROM THE NEWBORN CRATERS