Etna: Ash emissions from the NE crater

Etna in Sicily is increasing its activity again today. Ash is permanently emitted from the north-east crater. It is brown in colour and could consist of older lava fragmented either by collapse events in the vent or by explosions in the vent blowing out the old material. The New Southeast Crater degasses strongly and on the thermal cam you can see that the summit area is quite hot. The tremor rises slightly, but is still in the green area. It looks as if the volcano is preparing for a new eruption. However, it is not possible to predict when this will begin.