|An earthquake swarm of at least 60 quakes rocked Mount Etna in Italy on January 30, 2017. Seismogram from INGV Catania via INGV – Aggiornamento attivita sismica all’Etna del 30.01.2017 / 12h45|
Strombolian Activity Continues
A 3.5-magnitude earthquake and seismic swarm hit the Mt Etna area Monday causing schools to be evacuated in three nearby towns, Ragalna, Nicolosi and Bronte.
The swarm is located on the volcano's southwestern slope, INGV-OE reports. The observatory added it detected about 60 shocks by 11:45 UTC, with the strongest being M3.5 at 09:51 UTC. The focal volume lies between the towns of Ragalna, M. Parmentelli and M. San Leo at a depth of 10 - 15 km depth (6.2 - 9.3 miles).
All in all, around 60 tremors were felt. People called the police. No reports of injuries or property damage.
Strombolian activity at New SE crater continues
Update Fri 27 Jan 2017 19:58
Strombolian eruption at Etna's saddle vent this morning (image: Boris Behncke / flickr)
Earthquake swarm detected under Etna volcano, Italy:
A few days ago:Mild Strombolian activity accompanied by frequent small ash emissions is occurring at Etna's Southeast Crater (SEC) over the past couple of days, INGV reports. This new eruptive activity marks the return of magma to the surface after almost 8 months.