Volcanic twilight by Robin Campion, distributed by EGU under a Creative Commons licence.
Mount Etna, located in the east coast of Sicily in Italy, is one of the most active volcanos in the world and is home to spectacular eruptions. This photo, taken by Robin Campion from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium, shows bright-red lava and a smoking scoria cone on the upper east flank of the volcano during an eruption in 2006.“Fast-flowing lava flow was erupted from an eastwards trending fissure connected to the southeast crater. The crater itself was subject to short-lived (a few hours) episodes of intense explosive activity, separated by 2-3 days of repose and mild ash emissions,” Campion described.
Interestingly, the scoria cone seen in the picture is now buried under several meters of lava erupted this year by the southeast crater.
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