Mt. Etna, the big eruption goes on


It seems like a big eruption the one that started at dawn on May 30th from the summit of volcano Etna.  A “surprise” for everyone, even for the volcanologists who by now expected anomalous or lateral eruptions. In fact, however, the volcano is “exploiting” some of the fractures that opened last December 24th to emit […]

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New eruption from Mt Etna on May 30th


After a long series of small signs and the new tremors recorded in the night, Mt Etna started a new eruption at dawn this morning, 30th May 2019. Unfortunately, due to the Sirocco clouds covering the top tourists and scientists were disappointed for missing the new “show”. Volcanologists must monitorate the event with the help […]

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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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Activity in progress at the Central crater of Etna 02/12/2015


Over the last few weeks weeks, the strombolian activity inside the Voragine crater, one of the four summit craters of Etna, lasted without relevant changes. The activity became noticeable by its intense explosions and changeable frequency, with larger red-hot lava ejections, sometimes accompanied by minor amounts of volcanic ash, in some cases, the chunks have […]

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