Early this morning, the tremor at Mount Etna in Sicily increased sharply. Residents of Andrano, in the southwest of the volcano, reported loud explosion sounds, clanging windows, and ashfall. As the eruption progressed, it became clear that a paroxysm from the New Southeast Crater had begun. The eruption ended shortly before 12 noon. The dense clouds gave only a brief glimpse of a lava fountain. Two days before the eruption the Tremor increased and some ash puffs were visible.