Etna stirs with mini lava flow

Etna is stirring

By Region News The Islands

Etna shows signs of awakening with a small lava flow and cloud, which have already dispersed.

There was a new eruptive phase on Etna last night with a lava fountain and ash emission. Activity began around 2.40am with the resumption of Strombolian activity (small eruptions) which lasted several hours. They affected the south-east crater from which also emerged a lava flow.

Etna lava fountain ended

As observed by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology at Catania, the activity of the lava fountain has ended. The flow, which was expanding in a south westerly direction, is ceasing.

From the seismic point of view, the amplitude of the volcanic tremor is not cause for concern on a medical level on Sicily.

The new eruptive phase of Etna, the most active volcano in Europe, had no impact on the operation of the international airport of Catania.

About Etna

Mount Etna is an active stratovolcano on the east coast of Sicily, Italy. It is one of the tallest active volcanoes in Europe. It is the tallest peak in Italy south of the Alps, although its height varies with summit eruptions.

According to Greek mythology, Zeus – king of the gods – trapped the deadly monster Typhon under this mountain. The forges of Hephaestus were said also to be underneath it.

Leave a Reply