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Another beautiful eruption of Mt Etna (Italy) on August 29 2011 + videos

August 30, 2011 Comments off


Enjoy the 12the paroxysm of Mount Etna, Sicily’s most famous volcano.
On the early morning of 29 August 2011, the 12th paroxysmal eruptive episode of this year occurred at the New Southeast Crater, almost 8 days after its predecessor.
This event generated tall lava fountains and an eruption column that caused ash falls in the southeast sector of the volcano, as well as various lava flows down the western slope of the Valle del Bove.
During this paroxysm, the southeastern flank of the pyroclastic cone of the New Southeast Crater fractured, with the opening of several eruptive vents down to the base of the cone, which Read more…

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Mount Etna Volcano Erupts

July 20, 2011 1 comment


Mount Etna in Sicily, Italy, erupted on Tuesday night resulting in the closure of the island’s main airport at Catania.

This is the sixth time that Mount Etna, which is popular among tourists, has erupted in 2011.

The last eruption occurred on Saturday. Italian officials had since said the 11,000-foot-tall volcano, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, had calmed down after a week of activity.

Residents in surrounding areas had been warned however, that the Sicilian volcano might have fallen back into a short-lived slumber and Read more…

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Mount Etna eruption closes airports and ‘knocks clocks 15 minutes fast’

July 11, 2011 Comments off


An eruption by Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily left a nearby airport closed and … locals turning up early for work.

The volcano spewed lava on to its south-eastern slopes on Saturday afternoon and winds swept ash further afield, stopping flights at Catania’s Fontanarossa airport.

The strong eruption – Etna’s fifth since the beginning of the year – was shortlived, but left the airport closed overnight.

Strong: An eruption on Mount Etna spews ash and lavaStrong: An eruption on Mount Etna spews ash and lava Read more…