Etna, paroxysm 8: update


It happens at around noon on  March 2nd, yet another surprise from Mount Etna. A rapid rise in the tremor, the announcement live by the INGV and shortly thereafter the South East Crater was again the protagonist of a paroxysm – the eighth – once again of considerable power. Lava fountains pushed to great heights, […]

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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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Fourth paroxysm of Etna and a 4-hole eruption


As widely predicted by the Institute of Volcanology  of Catania, Mount Etna had not yet finished to amaze and a new paroxysm was waiting after the previous three. The volcano did not betray expectations and in the night between 20th and 21st February gave start to the fourth explosive episode. This time it was very […]

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