Etna goes on with the sixth paroxysm


Sixth paroxysm of Mt. Etna, as everyone expected and hoped for. Less than 24 hours later, after the paroxysm of the night between 22 and 23 February 2021, Etna resumes the show. Now it has no restraint, it decides, leaves and gives a show with different scripts from time to time. On the evening of […]

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Etna Eruption 2021: Current Situation


Without brakes, but with a now constant pace, Mount Etna continues its  daily eruptions. In the late evening of today, Monday 22 February 2021, the volcano thunders again in the dark. The INGV press release brings the time of 22:56 when it informs everyone that: “there is an increase in frequency and intensity of Strombolian activity at the South East Crater, with […]

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Mount Etna Show, as you had never seen it before


“We volcanologists of long experience were just watching in amazement ….” These words of Dr. Boris Behncke are good enough to describe and make us understand what the paroxysm of Mt. Etna on February 23rd night was (video by Michele Mammino here). An unprecedented show! No matter how many volcanic episodes one may have seen, […]

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Etna, paroxysm number five


Without brakes, but with a now constant pace, Mount Etna continues its  daily eruptions. In the late evening of today, Monday 22 February 2021, the volcano thunders again in the dark. The INGV press release brings the time of 22:56 when it informs everyone that: “there is an increase in frequency and intensity of Strombolian […]

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