Global Volcanism Program | Image GVP-12086
An ash plume rises about 1 km above the active vent on the eastern slope of Etna's Southeast Crater on the morning of 10 January 2008. The view is from Trecastagni, about 16 km SSE of the active vent. Summit vent eruptive activity began with a minor explosive eruption from Bocca Nuova on 19 March 2007. On 29 April activity began at Southeast Crater and flank vents produced lava flows. Intermittent explosive and effusive eruptions from Southeast Crater continued into 2008.
Photo courtesy of INGV-Catania, 2007.