posted on Jul, 26 2012 @ 11:59 AM
At the moment this is Strombolian activity and small lava flows from the Bocca Nuova which has been going for 3 weeks
This ended early on 24 July 2012. However on 25 July, there were many small ash emissions. Experts say this might be from explosions as magma sinks
within the conduit, and maybe also collapse of the cone that had formed around the active vent in the past three weeks.
This morning, activity within the Bocca Nuova seems to have resumed, and throughout the day appears to have reached the highest levels of the new
period of activity initiated on 2 July 2012.
We can wait and see what the night cams bring. There has been a small quake today, I will post details of that soon.
The ECPNZ Tremore vulcanico did have a fault in it but pressure did rise a lot today. Plenty of smoke and ash at the moment.
Try to keep you updated but this is a new thing.
The largest eruption of the Bocca Nuova to date, in October-November 1999, led to the filling and overflowing of the crater.