Quoting: Anonymous Coward 35019861
I guess they also made by Boris Behncke
And his impressive description of event:
"She did it again, and this time it was a gift for all of us who live near Etna - it was dinner time on a Saturday night, visibility was relatively good (except for clouds drifting across Etna's summit most of the time), it was incredibly powerful and one of the tallest lava fountains we've seen among the many dozens of similar events in the past 15 years. I'd give it a good 800 m height above the crater (of course, again the New Southeast Crater, which already had made four paroxysms during the past five days). At the end, it got really loud, and then, in a matter of a couple of minutes, the whole huge fountain disappeared altogether, and the latest episode of lava fountaining at Etna's New Southeast Crater was history.
Here's the view from near the little village of Pisano, not far from Zafferana and Santa Venerina, on the southeast flank of Etna, during the climax of the paroxysm at about 18:45 h GMT (=local time -1). Note how the fountain is absolutely vertical for much of its height, in spite of a strong wind blowing, which bent the top of the fountain northeastward and carried all the loose material, ash and scoriae, into that direction. For some time the immense jet of gas and molten rock was even inclined AGAINST the wind.
Anyone doubt that this is absolutely the most awesome, beautiful and marvellous volcano on this planet? "
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