Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-10973
The southern vents of Etna viewed from the SW in the early afternoon of 28 October 2002. From left to right the image shows the summit craters emitting white gas plumes, the cone of Mt. Frumento Supino, vents giving off a dark ash plume, the lower lava vent emitting a faint white plume, new lava flows (dark narrow band), the 2001 cone, and Montagnola cone. Explosive activity began on 26 October and lasted until 28 January 2003. Lava flows cut across roads on the volcano's flanks, causing substantial damage.
Photo by Jean-Claude Tanguy, 2002 (University of Paris).