posted on Oct, 10 2011 @ 01:49 PM
Just for info here is the report from the 8th.
Sixteenth paroxysmal eruptive episode from Etna’s New Southeast Crater
On the afternoon of 8 October 2011 the 16th paroxysmal eruptive episode of this year at the New Southeast has taken place. Early morning brought snow
to Etna and cloud cover that made visual observation nearly impossible. This episode was brief but violently explosive. It generating an ash cloud
that was blown east-northeast by the wind. Once more, eruptive vents opened both on the southeastern and northern flanks of the New SEC cone.
When visibility allowed weak Strombolian explosions could be seen at around 11.:00 GMT. By 13:30 lava started to overflow from the crater, as usual
through the deep notch in its southeastern rim. It was after 14:45 that the weather became so bad as to block all view from the cameras. Because of
this the usual course from Strombolian activity to sustained lava fountaining and ash emission could not be seen. This stage is always very audible
and locals reported loud booming However dense ash and a vapor plume rose rapidly above the weather clouds to be pick up on some cameras. a lava flow
descended the western slope of the Valle del Bove, following the same path as the previous lava flows.
The paroxysmal phase lasted little longer than 20 minutes and ended around 14:50 GMT; ash emission continued until about 17:45, when the volcanic
tremor amplitude returned to levels similar to those preceding the paroxysmal episode, and the lava flow fronts appeared to stagnate
This paroxysm came little less than 10 days after the previous episode, and it was far shorter duration than any of its predecessors.