Experts have recorded three earthquakes in the south-eastern and south-western slopes of the active volcano Mount Etna on the island of Sicily, told Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology.
The first tremors of 2.7 on the Richter scale was registered at 06:17 am (8:17 MSK). Were then recorded more powerful vibrations of the earth surface force 4.3 points. At 10:01 local time (12.01 MSK) on Etna was the most powerful earthquake of magnitude 4.6 points. These tremors were felt in various settlements located near the volcano, including the provincial capital - the city of Catania.
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On the largest active volcano in Europe, located on the Italian island of Sicily, the height of which exceeds 3 thousand meters, since yesterday there has been a significant activity. Crater, located on the top of mount Etna continues to hear a great roar and pulled out the black clubs gases mixed with ashes. In the last hours of registered four of the explosion which was accompanied by a weak seismic activity.
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Scientists: while Etna is not threatened by people
In Sicily woke up mount Etna. He threw a pillar of stones and ashes height of several tens of meters. For in Europe's highest active volcano watching scientists.
In Italy, in Sicily began to erupt the volcano Etna. The last four months he slept. Reports of increased activity of Etna appeared only at the end of December. Now on the slopes of volcanic mountains flowing lava flows from vents, pulled out a smoke.
According to local authorities, the eruption does not threaten towns located near the volcano.
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In Sicily intensified Etna , reports Reuters. Currently high in the sky from the crater on the South-Eastern slope of the torn up pieces of burning rock, heard the roar and felt the shaking of the soil.
Experts say that's not happening of lava and ash. While it is difficult to predict the exact time of the eruption, it is not known even start it at all.
The civil protection service in Sicily provided in a state of high alert.
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October 28, 2013. In Italian of Sicily, October 26, re-invigorated Etna is the highest in Europe. This year Etna erupts already 14 times. The most powerful eruption of the volcano occurred in 1667. It lasted a few months and claimed the lives of tens of thousands of people. During the current eruption evacuations is not carried out, but there are some failures in the nearby airport.
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Due to the eruption of mount Etna Russian tourists stranded in Sicily
may 13.More than 80 Russian tourists are not able to fly home from Italy. Their flight Bergamo-Moscow was cancelled because of the awakened volcano Etna. The runway of the airport of Catania in Sicily, where is now their Charter plane, covered with ashes, so that the liner, like many others, just can't fly.
The group, which has a year-old child and a pregnant woman, held at the airport Bergamo is more than a day. Representatives of the airlines come into contact only when joined the case of the Russian Embassy. Now tourists Read more [...]
In Sicily, there was a new eruption of the volcano Etna. In the air was emitted a large quantity of ashes.
The insular authorities for several hours closed Mezhdunarodnyi in Catania, has cancelled dozens of flights. The planes flying to Sicily, went to Palermo. Now the runway cleared of volcanic dust, air harbour ostrovatoy in a normal mode, said channel «Russia-24».
For the last two months this is the second eruption Etrue was recorded on may 12.
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Strombolian activity and lava flows from the Southeast crater cone of Etna, observed on 9 April 2011
on April 10. Etna raised up to life in early April with new eruptions from the South-East crater. April 8-9 Italian volcano threw some ash and a three-kilometer lava flow, but then calmed down. However, the seismic activity beneath the volcano continues and tonight (April 10) at the foot of Etna started small strombolian explosions in the Southeast crater cone (see below). You can check full description of the resumption of activity on the website INGV-Catania. Now this is the third eruption of Read more [...]
Mount Etna, located on the Italian island of Sicily, resumed its activity, said Tuesday the national Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy.
Last night volcanologists have recorded a new eruption of lava from the South-East crater of the volcano. About two o'clock in the morning there was a second eruption, which lasted until almost six o'clock in the morning. Fountains of lava reached the height of 200-250 meters. The lava came down the East slope of the volcano and stopped in the area of the small mountain village of Monte Centenary (Monte Centenari).
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on July 31. Awakened early this year Sicilian Etna again, for the eighth time in the last time, showed activity. In the evening on Saturday, July 30, he was spewing lava and ash half a kilometer up, at the same time, according to local residents, all of this was accompanied by the earthquakes.
The eruption no one was hurt, no damage. Thrown away the ashes fell «black snow» in the cities, located at the foot of mount Etna.
Initially there were fears that due to the eruption will have to close the international airport in Catania, but later it was decided to continue its activities. Read more [...]
Fountains of fiery lava rise to half a kilometer.
Ashes were buried several towns located at the foot of the mountains. The eruption is accompanied by a loud rumble and earthquakes. The question about closing the closest to the Etna airport in Catania. Usually in such cases, the aircraft sent to Palermo. About the evacuation of the population have not been announced yet. As reported Geophysics, a volcano in Sicily recently wakes up more often. Since the beginning of this year Etna shows his power already for the eighth time.
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November 23, 2013. Sicilian Etna began to erupt. Specialists from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology said that on the southeastern slope of the volcano opened a new crater.
Until researchers are able to observe the volcano only with the help of instruments. The mountain was shrouded in dense fog mixed with smoke. Settlements and fields, which are located on the East side of the volcano, covered with ash.
In the middle of the day a powerful fountain of fiery lava emerged from the crater of the volcano, and a column of ash reached a three-kilometer altitude.
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August 30,. In Italy began a new eruption of the volcano Etna. Scientists watching the giant, counted several emission of magma. Fire fountains rose by more than 100 meters in height. The plume of volcanic ash reached settlements located at the foot of the mountains.
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8 September. This morning has been the eruption of mount Etna in Sicily. The thirteenth this year.
Due to the volcanic ash of mount Etna delayed flights at the airport of Catania
8 September. The airport of Catania Fontanarossa airport, which is located 5 km from the city, said today at 10 a.m. about the delays associated with the activity of the volcano Etna.
\"7 o'clock in the morning gave itself a new crater of the volcano. The volcanic ash cloud is moving in South side, — explained Mauro Martelli of the Council of Volcanology and Geochemistry.
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on September 22. In the morning occurred the eruption of mount Etna. Lava just poured down the slopes of the newly formed craters.
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The night exploded Etna. The last days Etna very smoked, so that the cameras could not see anything. And the whole world was watching the situation in the Canary island of El Hierro, where yesterday the government was preparing the evacuation of the population due to constant earthquakes, and in the area of mount Etna, there were only 1-2 earthquakes per day.
Judging by the images from Webcams, the eruption was very strong, but there is no accurate data.
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On the night of 22 October Etna has thrown a powerful fountain of lava, ashes blowing away in the wind to the East and lava flow down into the valley.
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In the morning of 8 October 2011 on Etna hung such a strange cloud, seen from different sides of different Webcams. And in the evening at the foot of Etna was another explosion which ended at 5:30 PM, less than an hour after the start. Fountain of lava was difficult to see because of the smoke and weather conditions.
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5 January. Mount Etna on the Italian island of Sicily on the night of Thursday resumed its activity, according to local media.
Specialists from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, Italy recorded the emission of lava from the new crater, located on the Southeast side of the volcano, in 04.34 local time (07.34 MSC).
Another activity of mount Etna, which became the first in the coming year, continued for several hours and was accompanied by a large release of volcanic ash and explosions.
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In Sicily again awoke to the most famous volcano in Europe, mount Etna. He was silent for almost two months. And now over the mountain for hundreds of meters up — smoke, ash and steam — from a mixture of lava and snow. Read more [...]