Strombolian eruption of Bocca Nuova
Powerful strombolian explosions and lava flow from Bocca Nuova crater, note two people's silhouettes for scale.
Evening lava flow
A photographer standing near a lava flow in the evening.
Strong strombolian eruption from Etna's SE crater
Exploding lava bubble
A large gas bubble explodes in the crater of the Cono del Lago (2001 flank eruption) and throws lava bombs in all directions.
A curtain of la a fountains from vents aligned on the 2002 eruptive fissure on the northern side of Mt Etna volcano.
During the 2002 flank eruption of Etna volcano, a tall ash-rich lava fountain was produced from the southern fissure vents.
A new cone is being formed during an eruption on Etna's upper southern flank in 2002, burying the area of Torre del Filosofo. Lights of Catania in the background.
Strong explosions from the 2002 cone at 2700 m elevation on the upper southern flank at night.
Lava flows at La Sapienza
Lava flows through the tourist area of La Sapienza in July 2001, narrowly missing the main cable car station.
New fissure vent
A new fissure vent has opened near Belvedere in the upper slope towards Valle del Bove, vigorously spattering and feeding a new lava flow.
Cono del Lago eruption
Lava flows and powerful strombolian eruptions from the new Cono del Lago cinder cone, formed in July 2001.
Lava flows from Bocca Nuova
Large lava flows from Bocca Nuova descend the western slope.
Beginning of a paroxysm
The start of a violent eruption (paroxysm) with lava fountain from Etna's SE crater.
View onto an active lava tube through a hole in its roof, a skylight.
400 m tall lava fountain during the 2001 July flank eruption from Cono del Lago
A jet of lava rises vertically into the sky, accompanied by a dense ash plume that reaches several kilometers height.
Lava flow close-up
The surface of a typical aa lava flow from Etna. The heat radiation from the flow is so intense that it is only possible to hold thge camera close for a few seconds at most.