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The new eruption of Etna seems to be shutting down. You can never say for sure, because the volcano could hold new surprises, but the activity is shrinking day by day. The volcanologists of the INGV of Catania write:

“from the analysis of the images of the surveillance network cameras and from the observations carried out by INGV personnel in the 3rd June, and during today’s morning, it was possible to observe that the activity continues from the segment of the eruptive fissure at an altitude of 2850 m slm.

The intensity of the explosive activity is however strongly diminished: in the late morning  spattering activity was observed at the active fissure, with the throwing of shreds of lava whose height reached about ten meters.  The active fronts are located at an altitude between 2500 and 2300 m asl. At an altitude of 1700 m above sea level, they are in cooling.

With regard to the volcanic tremor, the slightly decreasing trend that characterized its average amplitude starting from the morning of May 30, continued until the early hours of today. From around 06:00 UTC (08:00 local time) around today the magnitude of the tremor shows a modest tendency to increase and in the late morning it has reached a medium level; this trend was also observed in the afternoon. “(photo Grazia Musumeci)

Autore: Grazia Musumeci

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