Etna: mouth in the Valle del Bove, poorly fed flow

(ANSA) – CATANIA, 08 JUN – The flow emerging from the effusive vent that opened yesterday at the base of the northern wall of the desert Valle del Bove, in the Serracozzo area, on Etna is scarcely fed. The lava flow expanded by a few tens of meters. This is what emerges from an on-site inspection by experts from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Etna Observatory, of Catania, who ascertained that the vent is located at about 1,900-1,950 meters, an altitude higher than that previously estimated. .

On the other hand, the effusive activity from the vents opened on 29 May continues unchanged, between 2,900 and 2,700 meters, with active lava fronts reaching an altitude of approximately 2,000 meters. From the seismic point of view, there are no significant changes. The stations of the clinometric and Gnss networks do not show significant ground deformations. The average amplitude of the volcanic tremor, from late yesterday evening, recorded a phase of gradual decrease that brought this parameter from high to medium-high values. The sources of the tremor are located in the South-East crater area at an altitude of about 2,900 meters above sea level. (HANDLE).

Source: Ansa

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