Etna: Northeast-Crater is active

Etna in Sicily erupts from 2 of its summit craters. Besides the known strombolian eruptions from the saddle vent of the New South East Crater, weak eruptions in the Northeast Crater have now been confirmed. A thermal anomaly in NE crater had been visible on sentinel satellite photos for some time. Now the mountain guide Gio Giusa climbed the crater and documented weak eruptions. They come from one of 3 small hornitos rising from the deep crater floor. Activity in the Northeast Crater was recently an indicator of a general increase in Etna’s activity. From here the activity often shifted to the central crater. This is currently quite quiet.