Yayyyy the Bocca Nuova !!!
This is a short excerpt from the video footage I recorded during our visit to the Bocca Nuova at the summit of Etna on the evening of 11 July 2012. The sound was somewhat disturbed by strong wind, yet you'll get an impression of the volcano sound and the reaction of the people who were watching the activity. Since our previous visit, on 3 July, a black scoria cone had grown around the active vent, and lava was flowing from the base of the cone. Most explosions were rather small, but toward the end of our stay, a series of quite powerful explosions occurred. The last two (at 00:42 and 01:04) were preceded by spectacular swelling of the whole upper portion of the cone; in the earlier case, sliding of the cone's flank exposed its incandescent interior.