Looks like underground tension is rising, I see two smaller smoking vents in the slope of mountain and I don't remember seeing them there before.
Just came in and logged on a few minutes ago (french time 1640) - 16/8/19 Smoking eruption from Etna. Didnt expect this as had been so busy watching Stromboli. Cannot believe the smoke pouring from the top of Etna- huge eruption. Maybe see a bit of action this evening and tonight. Scary to think that we are seeing 2 huge volcanos erupting
8/2/2019 - 10:09PM PST: The vent on the right, looks like it may be the next to erupt. A lot of steam/smoke is billowing out.
Aphrodite! Congrats on a superb photo. Well done, a case of being in the right place at the right time.
Diane & Ania, thank you for the great information!
Wisconsin Pam, if you want some more interesting info about this part of volcanic world, there's good application called Volcanoes & Earthquakes. It has all the tectonic plates marked, notification on volcanoes' activity worldwide, etc.
Wisconsin Pam: I found this information from Google: Mount Etna, like other Mediterranean volcanoes such as Stromboli and Vesuvius, rests on the subduction boundary where the African tectonic plate is being pushed under the Eurasian plate. Although they appear to be geographically close, Etna is actually quite different from the other volcanoes.
I've never seen Etna so active. Like Stromboli just before it blew, there seems to be new gas jets on theside of the peak on the left. Does anyone know if the tectonic plates are under these volcanoes?
Wow!! It's night time, now. But, the noise is amazing!! At Carol Mumford: I think you might be right! :)
Could get a second one sooner than you think Diane.
7/20/2019 8:54 PST: I guess the excitement is over, for a few months. Short and exciting,eruption, for my first.
Waúuuu Etna !!!
There is sound on this cam, just turned mine up.
What a display! 21.10
7/19/2019 - Local time: 11:37 A.M. Great fountain of lava happening in the left-hand crater.
Left hand crater was smoking earlier and now the right hand is belching as well.