According to web cam images and images on the internet of Etna volcano. It seems that Etna volcano is preparing for an new small eruption. When and how big this eruption is going to be is impossible to know for sure. But ash emission have already started in the crater that is most likley going to erupt.
I am going to update this blog post with more details if I can get them.
Today at 14:53 UTC there was an Mw5.0 earthquake in north Italy according to EMSC. This earthquake had the depth of 60 km according to EMSC. This earthquake was felt in the area. But I have not seen any reports of damage from this earthquake. According to GVP this area of Italy is not volcanic in nature. Next active volcano is considerable distance to the south of this earthquake. This earthquake follows an swarm of earthquakes in this area. It is hard know for sure if this an pattern of something larger, or if this is just an minor earthquakes swarm that is over or is just about to be over.
Location of the earthquake according to EMSC. Copyright of this picture belongs to EMSC.
Local view of the earthquake according to EMSC. This earthquake was below an mountain range that is forming in this area. Copyright of this picture belongs to EMSC.
So far the largest aftershock in this area following this earthquake was an ML3.2 in size. That earthquake took place at 15:32 UTC. This earthquake was also felt in the nearby towns. It is my view that more earthquakes should be expected in the next few hours to days. But it is impossible to know how large and how many earthquakes there are going to be in this area.
At 01:33 UTC there was an Mw5.3 earthquake in Crete, Greece according to EMSC. The depth of this earthquake was 13 km according to EMSC. Size, depth and location might change when this earthquake is reviewed. This earthquake appears to be an aftershock of an Mw5.3 earthquake that took place last night yesterday. Following this earthquake there have been more aftershocks in the same area. The largest earthquake being ML3.6 in size according to EMSC. An unrelated earthquake with the size of ML3.9 took place in Greece few moments after the Mw5.3 earthquake.
The regional location of the earthquake according to EMSC. Copyright of this picture belongs to EMSC.
Local view of the earthquake according to EMSC. Copyright of this picture belongs to EMSC.
More earthquake activity should be expected in this area in my view. But how and where is close to impossible to know for sure. More aftershock activity should also be expected in next few hours to days.