Eruption seen from Zafferana Etnea in Sicily (AP Photo / Salvatore Allegra)
Mount Etna, The most active volcanoes in Europe, Even experienced volcanologists have been dazzled in recent days by the magnificent jets of lava that illuminate the Sicilian sky every night.
The Italian National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanoes reported that the last eruption subsided at around 9:00 GMT on Tuesday.
For more than a week, Etna burps lava, ash, and volcanic rocks regularly. Airport is near to Catania Temporarily closed, city residents Bidara They said it looked like raining rocks as the city covered a thick layer of ash.(AP / Salvatore Allegra)
Southeast crater, The most active of the four volcano has, Still the main protagonist: In this hole Strombolian activityIt is volcanic activity characterized by volcanic eruptions separated by periods of calm, Continue to make the greatest offer. Last night, the high sources of lava, known as Nuba, reached a height of 1,000 meters and the lava flowed almost completely into the valley.Lava flows along the southern sides of the crater of Etna volcano after a new volcanic ring from sources of high lava, known as paroxysm (AP / Salvatore Allegra)The eruption began just before midnight on Monday, causing a massive volcanic eruption that rose several kilometers from the summit of Etna. (AP / Salvatore Allegra)
Volcanologist Boris Behnk, From the National Institute’s Etna Watch Center, watch recent events with astonishment. And he wrote on the institute’s website this week, he said that after “giving us moments of suspense” over the previous nights, Etna finally broke out in a way that “seldom seen by those of us who have worked on this for decades”.The sky is full of smoke from the eruption. (AP / Salvatore Allegra)(AP / Salvatore Allegra)So far, there have been no reports of damage or injuries. (AP / Salvatore Allegra)
Referring to nocturnal activity, he tweeted on Tuesday: “Did you say your #Etna bout on February 20-21 is” incredibly strong “? Well, his successor, the night of February 22-23, was much stronger. “
(Reuters / Antonio Parinello)
Did you call the February 20-21 bout of #Etna “incredibly powerful”? Well, his successor, on the night of February 22-23, was much stronger. A near-linear eruption plume seen from home, Tremestieri Etneo, February 23, 2021, around 01:00 local time pic.twitter.com/9OEHdhtlyL
– Boris Behnk (etnaboris) February 23, 2021
Until now, There were no reports of damage or injuries.
In the earlier days, explosions were photographed from space. An infrared image of the volcano, taken on February 18th from the Copernicus Sentinel-2 satellite, showed a vast river of lava in bright red.Lava rivers resulting from the eruption of Etna volcano seen from space (ESA / Europe Press)
Volcano eruptions The 3,330-meter volcano has not stopped in recent months. The novelty is that they are in the present moment The four craters enliven the summit, Something that hasn’t happened since the years 1998-1999.
An earlier scene dates back to Christmas Eve and mid-January, when an explosive phase was recorded with lava ash emanating from the southeast crater. The last major volcanic eruption threatened the small town of Linguaglossa in 2002.
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