Europe’s most active volcano erupts

Europe’s most active volcano erupts

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.

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.

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.

Mary Greeley News


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