Dec. 25, 2018 – Mary Greeley News – Merry Christmas – A ‘new eruptive episode’ started on Wednesday morning at Sicily’s Mount Etna, with lava flows at the south of the volcano throughout the day.
Some airports in Italy have closed after Mount Etna erupted, sending lava and ash into the air on Saturday.
Then on Monday, Italy’s Mount Etna, Europe’s highest and most active volcano, erupted on Monday, sending a huge column of ash into the sky and causing the closure of Catania airport on Sicily’s eastern coast.
Eruption of #Etna volcano taking place in #Italy currently, Several #earthquakes were also identified within a few kilometres with a magnitude of 4 reached on the Richter scale. Report; Photo/ Source: Twitter _hairetikos_ #extremeweather #aviation pic.twitter.com/QKWGcOy4yp
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) December 24, 2018
A chain of around 130 earth tremors have rocked the volcano since around 0800 GMT on Monday, Italy’s National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology said, with the strongest posting a magnitude of 4.0.
There were no reports of any injuries.
— WEATHER/ METEO WORLD (@StormchaserUKEU) December 23, 2018
The 3,330-meter high volcano can burst into spectacular action several times a year, spewing lava and ash high over the Mediterranean island.
The last major eruption was in 1992.
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