New ash plume from Mount Etna.
21 October 2020
23 November 2006
by Jochen Kerkmann (EUMETSAT) and Jarno Schipper (ZAMG )
A new eruption of the Mount Etna volcano took place on 24 November 2006. In the early morning the SE crater started lava fountaining and ash emissions, accompanied by new lava flows from a fracture on the upper southern slope of SE crater, as well as from the 3050 m vent on the flank of Bocca Nuova.
According to Volcanodiscovery , the ash plume reached a height of 5 km and travelled to the south-east. Volcanic ash fell on Catania, forcing authorities to close the Fontanarossa airport overnight. The last time volcanic ash forced the closure of the airport was in 2002 (see Satellite images of the volcanic eruptions in October 2002 ).
Both, Metop-A and Meteosat-8 captured the thin ash cloud and its movement/expansion towards the south-east. They also captured the new lava flows, i.e. the heat emitted from them (see e.g. Metop-A AVHRR RGB composite IR3.7, VIS0.8, VIS0.6 from 09:30 UTC ).
Satellite Images of the Mount Etna Eruption
Metop-A AVHRR RGB IR3.7, VIS0.8, VIS0.6 (Close-up Look, 09:30 UTC)
Met-8 channel 12 (HRV) image (12:00 UTC)
Aqua MODIS RGB composite image (pixel size 250 m, 12:20 UTC, source: NASA)
New lava flow on Mount Etna (24 October 2006)
Thin smoke plume from Mount Etna (2 September 2005)
Satellite images of the volcanic eruptions from Mount Etna in October 2002 (30 October 2002)
Volcanic eruptions from Mount Etna (23 July 2001)
Volcanic eruption of Mt. Karthala, Comoros (25 November 2005)
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