New article: Ultrafast syn-eruptive degassing and ascent trigger high-energy basic eruptions 

Marisa Giuffrida, Marco Viccaro and Luisa Ottolini recently published the results of their study in Scientific Reports.

The importance of these results, obtained by SIMS profiles of the 7Li/30Si ion ratio in plagioclase crystals from products of the paroxysmal sequence of Mt. Etna (period 2011–2013), relies on the application of methods, recently used exclusively for closed system volcanoes producing violent eruptions, to open-conduit systems characterized by generally quiet eruptive periods of activity, sometimes interrupted by sudden re-awakening and the production of anomalously energetic eruptions.

www.nature.com/articles/s41598-017-18580-8