New eruptive phase of Mount Etna, Italy

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Publié le 18 mai 2022

On 12 May 2022, Italy’s Etna volcano entered into a new eruptive phase.

A fissure vent opened near the south-eastern crater, releasing the lava flow which is visible in this image acquired by one of the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites on 17 May 2022.

According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy (INGV), the eruption was associated with moderate Strombolian activity and ash emissions.

The data retrieved by the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellites play an important role in the monitoring of volcanic activity thanks to their high spatial resolution and frequency of acquisition.