Etna: Increasing activity

Etna in Sicily increased its seismic and eruptive activity. Already on Wednesday there were several earthquakes near the central crater area. The quakes are only now being reported to the INGV, indicating magma movements. A total of 13 earthquakes were registered. 7 of the quakes can be attributed to a swarm that started at 22:20. The strongest earthquake had a magnitude of 2.9. 0 m is indicated as the depth of the focus. The epicenter was east of the northeast crater. The other quakes of the swarm manifested themselves in a few hundred meters depth.
The tremor fluctuates strongly and phases of strombolian eruptions from the New Southeast Crater occur again and again. Mountain guides report loud explosion noises.