Europe’s most energetic volcano has awed even seasoned volcanologists in current days with spectacular spurts of lava lighting up the Sicilian sky
ROME — Mount Etna, Europe’s most energetic volcano, has awed even seasoned volcanologists in current days with spectacular spurts of lava lighting up the Sicilian sky every evening.
For over per week, Etna has been belching lava, ash and volcanic rocks regularly. The close by Catania Airport closed briefly, and residents of the city of Pedara mentioned it appeared someday final week as if it had been raining rocks as a thick blanket of ash coated the city.
Volcanologist Boris Behncke of the nationwide institute’s Etna statement middle has adopted the newest paroxysms with awe. Writing on the institute’s web site this week, he mentioned that after “gifting us moments of suspense” over the earlier nights, Etna lastly erupted in a approach “these of us who’ve labored on this for many years have not often seen.”
Referring to the exercise in a single day, he tweeted Tuesday: “Did I name the 20-21 February paroxysm of #Etna ‘extremely highly effective’? Properly, its successor, within the evening of 22-23 February, was MUCH extra highly effective.”
Up to now, there have been no reviews of harm or accidents.