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Mount Etna - Light activity on the southeast crater

25 Jan

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After the severe storm of Sunday night, Mount Etna now also makes itself felt again after a long time. Although the eruptive phase of the previous evening was already the 5th in the new year, it was only now reported.

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Sicily - land of orange diversity

16 Dec

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Sicily – land of orange diversity
The origin of the orange, the most common fruit in the world, is located in China and it was probably introduced to Europe in the 15th century. Nowadays, apart from Spain, also Sicily is famous for the vitamin-rich citrus fruit. Especially in the area of Mount Etna the oranges thrive particularly well, due to the fertile, volcanic soil and the high water content in the ground. On the island you will find different varieties, each with their own character.

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Magma versus Lava - The difference

14 Sep

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Did you know that .. Lava is not the same as magma. We often use the terms interchangeably. In fact, there is a differentiation.

The red-hot magma masses are located under the earth’s crust. Inside of Mount Etna there are 3 magma chambers. The largest of the three is 30 km in the deep, the middle about 10 km above the first and the smallest about 2 km below the highest point of the volcano. In this chamber, the magma accumulates in small holes in the rock.
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Etna Activity in progress 18/05/2016 - Live Updates

Yesterday, there was stated an infrasound signal in the North East crater and an increase of the volcanic tremor amplitude. You were able to see some ash emission and intense degassing coming from the carter. In the zone of the so called Grotta del Gelo you could also hear explosion sounds. Today ...To be continued.

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Sicilian olive oil extravergine - the green gold of the Mediterranean island

11 Feb

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… like spring in your nose …

A mixture of freshly cut grass, crispy artichokes and aromatic herbs jumps right towards you. The oil of Mount Etna olives is considered as valuable as gold in Sicily. Its intense aroma and taste make it an essential ingredient for the locals, that cannot be lacking in their cuisine.

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