Mt Etna has entered a new period of eruptive activity. At Eruptions Erik Klemitti posts on the eruption and gives us a gorgeous photo of the eruption. There are links to videos, too.
As usual, Dr. Boris Behncke has posted a great image of the new eruption at Etna (see below) that shows the lava flow snaking down the volcano, with prominent levees on the sides of the flow, and the lava fountain that is the source of the flow. Now, this is all typical activity for Etna and it seems that we should expect to see more activity like this at the volcano if Etna behaves as it has in the past.Image of Etna erupting on May 12, 2011, courtesy of Dr. Boris Behncke.