Spontaneous vegetation of Etna


What a great show is the spontaneous vegetation of Etna!,  Usually everybody thinks about a volcano without vegetation instead is the same volcanic ash that creates a fertile environment for trees and plants and  also the right balance of the minerals present in it. […]

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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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Snow on Etna Volcano


The first snow has fallen on Mount Etna. This year, earlier than usual, the summit shines in us bright white. This weekend winter has also started in Sicily. The volcano has its own special fascination now. Frozen water on a black background! And all of a sudden the “island where the lemons bloom” becomes a […]

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Etna update – 12 April 2014 – Eruption


12.04.2012 In the afternoon of the 12th April 2012, it came at the New Southeast Crater of Mount Etna once an outbreak, the 24th since the start of the eruptive phase, in January 2011 and the 6th in the current year. The event was after a interval of 10 days of relative calm and was like […]

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