New ash plume from Mount Etna in November 2006.
28 April 2022
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 south east crater started spouting lava and ash emissions, accompanied by new lava flows from a fracture on the upper southern slope the crater, as well as from the 3050m vent on the flank of Bocca Nuova.
According to Volcano Discovery, the ash plume reached a height of 5km and travelled to the south-east. Volcanic ash fell on Catania, forcing authorities to close the Catania 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).
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