Etna New SE crater paroxysm 28 Feb 2013

Around 10 am, strombolian explosions from the summit vent of the New SE crater are becoming more violent and continuous. This marks the beginning of the paroxysm. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Around 10 am, strombolian explosions from the summit vent of the New SE crater are becoming more vio... [info]
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Lava fountains start to rise from both the summit vent and (to the left) the vent located in the saddle between the "old" and "new" SE crater. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Lava fountains start to rise from both the summit vent and (to the left) the vent located in the sad... [info]
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Along with the now sustained, about 200 m tall lava fountains, a dense ash plume start to rise. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Along with the now sustained, about 200 m tall lava fountains, a dense ash plume start to rise. (Pho... [info]
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Zoom onto the New SE crater and the lava fountains. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the New SE crater and the lava fountains. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A large explosion on the eastern side of the summit produces a dense brown ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A large explosion on the eastern side of the summit produces a dense brown ash cloud. (Photo: Tom Pf... [info]
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The eruption becomes progressively more violent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption becomes progressively more violent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the lava fountain from the saddle vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the lava fountain from the saddle vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Sustained lava fountains are rising with a hissing noise, difficult to describe. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Sustained lava fountains are rising with a hissing noise, difficult to describe. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffe... [info]
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Red lava fountain against the blue sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Red lava fountain against the blue sky. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Bombardment of bombs onto the flank of the cone rise brown dust clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Bombardment of bombs onto the flank of the cone rise brown dust clouds. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Exploding magma bubble. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Exploding magma bubble. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Powerful explosions from the vent east of the summit produce impressive shock waves and throw bombs into all directions, up to a km distance. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Powerful explosions from the vent east of the summit produce impressive shock waves and throw bombs ... [info]
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The eruption still increases. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption still increases. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Axel videotaping the action. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Axel videotaping the action. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The lava fountain is now well over 300 m high and the ash plume rises several km. The lava flow from the saddle vent meets fresh snow and produces a white steam plume at the base of the cone. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava fountain is now well over 300 m high and the ash plume rises several km. The lava flow from... [info]
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400 m tall lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
400 m tall lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zoom onto the lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zoom onto the lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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A large bomb impacts on snow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
A large bomb impacts on snow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Zooom onto the lava fountain from the saddle vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Zooom onto the lava fountain from the saddle vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption is at its peak, at around 11h00 local time. the lava fountain is now about 600-800m tall. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption is at its peak, at around 11h00 local time. the lava fountain is now about 600-800m tal... [info]
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Dense steam and ash plumes rise along with the lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Dense steam and ash plumes rise along with the lava fountain. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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The eruption plume from Etna's paroxysm on 28 Feb 2013 drifting to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The eruption plume from Etna's paroxysm on 28 Feb 2013 drifting to the east. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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After having reached its peak, the eruption wanes quickly, but a dense brown ash plume still rises high from the fissure vent. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
After having reached its peak, the eruption wanes quickly, but a dense brown ash plume still rises h... [info]
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Observing the still advancing lava flow from the saddle vent, near Belvedere, where it will soon cover the INGV seismic station. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Observing the still advancing lava flow from the saddle vent, near Belvedere, where it will soon cov... [info]
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The lava flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
The lava flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Advancing aa lava flow on fresh snow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Advancing aa lava flow on fresh snow. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Large (about 1.5 m accross) lava ball rolling from the lava flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Large (about 1.5 m accross) lava ball rolling from the lava flow front. (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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Walking back after an exciting experience on Etna... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer)
Walking back after an exciting experience on Etna... (Photo: Tom Pfeiffer) [info]
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