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10 injured after phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna

10 people, including BBC crew, scientists and tourists have been injured Thursday, March 16, 2017, after being caught in the middle of a phreatic-magmatic explosion at Mount Etna, Italy. The explosion took place at 11:43 UTC. "The material thrown into the air...

March 16, 2017

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Activity at Mount Etna spreading to all craters, Italy

Following an increase in Strombolian activity on February 27, 2017, Mount Etna, Europe's largest volcano, continues erupting and it appears the activity is now spreading to all the craters at the top of the mountain. INGV reported that Strombolian activity at...

March 15, 2017

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Strong increase in activity at Mount Etna, lava overflowing

Etna's activity is increasing strongly, and lava is overflowing from the Southeast Crater (SEC) toward south-southwest, Boris Behncke of the INGV's Etna Observatory reports. The activity has increased sharply on February 27, 2017, following mild Strombolian...

February 27, 2017

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Earthquake swarm detected under Etna volcano, Italy

An earthquake swarm has started under Italy's Etna volcano during the early morning hours of January 30, 2017. The swarm is located on the volcano's southwestern slope, INGV-OE reports. The observatory added it detected about 60 shocks by 11:45 UTC, with...

January 30, 2017

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New eruptive activity at Italy's Etna volcano

Mild Strombolian activity accompanied by frequent small ash emissions is occurring at Etna's Southeast Crater (SEC) over the past couple of days, INGV reports. This new eruptive activity marks the return of magma to the surface after almost 8 months of eruptive...

January 26, 2017

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Volcanic tremor amplitude rising, Mount Etna

Over the past couple of days, the seismic activity under Italy's Mount Etna is rising. There is no visible activity at the summit, however, the current situation suggests we might see it in the near future. After May 2016 eruptions, things have been calm at...

June 28, 2016

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Strombolian eruption at Etna's Voragine crater, Italy

During the afternoon of May 18, 2016, the lava fountaining activity at Etna's Voragine crater passed into a modest Strombolian activity, which continued to feed the lava overflow toward west until the late evening, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reports today. A second...

May 19, 2016

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New eruption starts at Mount Etna, Italy

After a gradual resumption of activity observed at Italy's Etna volcano since early April 2016, the volcano is now exhibiting mild to strong strombolian activity accompanied by dense smoke. The Aviation Color Code is Orange. During the night of May 16, 2016,...

May 18, 2016

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Ash emissions from Etna's Northeast Crater, Italy

Intermittent weak to moderate ash emissions are being observed at Northeast Crater of Italy's Mount Etna over the last couple of days. Weak incandescence can be observed at night, but current events show no signs that could indicate fresh lava. Surface...

April 03, 2016

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Ash plume and incandescent bombs ejected from Etna's NE crater, Sicily

An unusual eruption was observed from Etna volcano's NE crater on the morning of February 23, 2016. INGV reports several hundred meters high ash plume and incandescent bombs ejected above the rim of the crater. The video and thermal cameras of the...

February 24, 2016

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Etna erupts in the most violent paroxysm in two decades

Mount Etna, volcano on the east coast of Sicily, erupted violently on December 3, 2015, and produced a high lava fountain in several kilometers long eruption column. The paroxysm was one of the most violent Etna's eruptions recorded over the last 20 years,...

December 03, 2015

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Etna erupting on the evening of May 13, new lava flow

Following almost three-and-a-half months of total quiescence Etna's New Southeast Crater is again in business.Following mild Strombolian activity that started early on May 12, 2015, the activity diminished on the afternoon of the 13th and then became again more

May 14, 2015

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Impressive lava flow after rapid increase of seismicity at Mount Etna, Italy

The seismic monitoring network on Mount Etna detected a rapid increase in volcanic tremors at 06:38 UTC on January 31, 2015, but bad weather conditions prevented direct crater observations.Volcanic tremor at Etna. Image credit: INGV-OE.Red glow visible through the cloud

February 02, 2015

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Significant ash emissions observed at Mount Etna, Italy

Significant ash emissions are being observed at Italy's Mount Etna today. At 07:13 UTC, Toulouse VAAC reported ash emissions that started at 06:25 UTC are below 4.5 km.Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red.​The following timelapse video by Turi Caggegi shows

January 02, 2015

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Intense eruption of Italy's Mount Etna

On Sunday, December 28, 2014 Italy's Etna volcano produced a brief but the most intense eruption of the year, the strongest since December 2, 2013.The activity started rather abruptly at about 16:50 UTC and has rapidly intensified, accompanied by a sudden increase o

December 30, 2014

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New vent opens up at Etna volcano, Italy

A new vent opened yesterday morning at 09:14 UTC at Etna volcano, Italy. The new vent is located about 150 - 200 metres north of the two previous vents at the eastern base of the NE crater.Its activity is characterized by small strombolian explosions while a lava f

July 26, 2014

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Violent phase of explosive/effusive activity observed at Etna, Italy

A violent phase of explosive/effusive activity began at Mount Etna early on June 15, 2014. Strombolian activity at the New SE crater and volcanic tremor started to increase on the evening of June 14. Airport authorities had to redirect flights to other airport

June 16, 2014

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Persistent strombolian activity at Etna's New Southeast Crater

Mild, persistent strombolian activity is continuing at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) from the same two eruptive vents within the crater that have been active over the past few days. Lava emission continues from an effusive vent located within the

February 16, 2014

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Another paroxysm at Etna's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Etna's New Southeast Crater began its 20th paroxysm of the year late on December 14. It ended at dawn of December 15, shortly after reaching its peak. Although the eruption was relatively long, it was weaker than its spectacular previous paroxysm.

December 15, 2013

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Powerful eruption of Mount Etna - tall lava fountains and lava flows - 19th paroxysm

Since the late afternoon of December 2, 2013, vigorous strombolian activity was taking place at Etna's New Southeast Crater. This activity was accompanied by a gradual increase in the volcanic tremor amplitude. A dilute eruptive plume composed mostly

December 03, 2013

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Spectacular 18th paroxysm at Mt. Etna, Italy

Spectacular lava bubbles over the New SE crater announced 18th paroxysm of Mt. Etna in Italy. The eruption continues to increase and there are now at least 2 vents producing lava fountains. A tall ash plume triggered the temporary airspace closure over

November 28, 2013

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Mount Etna erupts - lava fountains up to 800 meters

Mount Etna, Europe's most active volcano, has erupted again, less than a week from it's last eruption. In the morning of November 23, 2013 the 17th paroxysmal eruptive episode occurred at the cinder cone east of Etna's Southeast Crater. Continuous

November 24, 2013

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Another paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, 16th this year

In the early morning hours of Sunday, November 17, 2013, a new paroxysmal eruptive episode occurred at Etna's New Southeast Crater. This episode, which came less than six days after the previous paroxysm, was characterized by violent strombolian activity and

November 17, 2013

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New episode of lava fountaining and powerful explosions at Etna's SE crater

After an interval of relative quiescence of 16 days, Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) has produced a new episode of lava fountaining (paroxysm) on the morning of November 11, 2013. The culminating phase, with lava fountains, ash emission and lava flows,

November 11, 2013

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Strong eruption of Mount Etna, 14th paroxysm of the year from new SE crater

Following a slow gradual build-up of increasing strombolian activity and a swarm of earthquakes the New Southeast Crater (NSEC) of Etna has produced a new episode of lava fountaining (paroxysm) on the morning of October 26, 2013. This comes almost six

October 28, 2013

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Etna reclaims its status as one of most active volcanoes on Earth

With a series of paroxysms, Mount Etna has reclaimed its status as one of the most active volcanoes on Earth After a 4 month respite, Sicily’s massive Etna Volcano is again showing signs of life. Beginning on September 3, 2013, the Osservatorio Etneo

September 30, 2013

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A new paroxysm at Etna's New Southeast Crater

Only two days passed since the last eruption, and new, 12th paroxysm of the New SE crater happened during April 20, 2013. According to INGV Sezione di Catania, explosive activity had resumed on April 19, 2013, less than 24 hours after the end of the previous

April 21, 2013

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New eruption at Etna volcano in Italy - 11th paroxysm this year

The new, 11th paroxysm from the Etna's New SE crater occurred on April 18, 2013 with lava fountains, a lava flow directed into the Valle del Bove, and a column of ash and lapilli that expanded south-southwestward. The phase of lava fountaining was

April 18, 2013

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Authorities forbid access to Mt. Etna after recent explosive eruptions

The Prefecture of Catania and INGV Sezione di Catania proclaimed Mt. Etna a "forbidden volcano" on April 5, 2013. After explosive eruptions and lava fountains officials have decided to take strict regulations in order to protect people from volcanic hazards that Etna

April 06, 2013

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Mount Etna sends plumes of ash and lava into the sky as explosive activity increases

Mount Etna sent plumes of ash and lava into the sky on March 5/6, 2013. Italy’s Civil Protection agency said that increased explosive activity of the volcano was registered. Today's eruption did not cause any interruption to air traffic. Lava

March 06, 2013

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Mt. Etna is waking up - new eruption produced lava fountains and lava flows

In the first true paroxysm at Mt.Etna in Italy, after nine months, volcano gave birth to new lava fountains and lava flows from the New SE crater. The strombolian activity rapidly increased and merged into lava fountains on February 19, 2013. INGV Sezione di Catania

February 20, 2013

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Bocca Nuova's eruption at Etna volcano on January 13, 2013

During the night of  January 9-10, 2013, vigorous Strombolian activity started within the Bocca Nuova, Etna's largest summit crater. The source vent is the same that was the site of several episodes of similar activity between July and October

January 14, 2013

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Etna volcano - tremor signal started to rise sharply

The tremor signal has started to rise sharply on Saturday,  March 31, which could mean that the 23rd paroxysm is about to occur. The next hours will show.Strombolian activity continued since Friday, March 30, at the new Southeast Crater crater.Explosions throw

March 31, 2012

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New strong eruptions at Mount Etna

The New South-East Crater of Mount Etna has produced a 20th paroxysmal eruptive episode in the early hours of February 9, 2012 after more than 12 days of moderate strombolian activity. This is 2nd paroxysmal event in 2012. This event was less energetic than the

February 10, 2012

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15th paroxysm of New SE crater of Mt. Etna volcano

On the evening of 28 September 2011, the New Southeast Crater of Etna has produced its 15th paroxysmal eruptive episode since the beginning of this year. The culminating phase of this episode lasted less than a half hour but was more violent than those of the preceding

September 29, 2011

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14th paroxysm of SE crater of Etna in progress

The 14th paroxysm of Etna's New SE crater is in progress. Bad weather conditions hide the eruption, but the seismic signals of INGV Catania show that a major eruptive episode is occurring. Since 9am, volcanic tremor has been gradually increasing to (at the moment) 30+

September 22, 2011

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Etna volcano Sicily, Italy - Compilation video of 4 months eruptions

Klaus Dorschfeldt, alias KdEtna, the Sicilian video maker, has compiled a number of his best shots of his earlier Etna eruptions videos into a new video. The eruptions are from early 2011 until September 2011.Enjoy these beautiful images of 9 months Etna eruptions /

September 18, 2011

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Activity at Mt. Etna

Italy’s Mount Etna is currently in a period where short bursts of activity, each lasting a few hours, are interspersed with quiet periods lasting several days or weeks. Thirteen eruptive episodes, or paroxysms, had occurred by mid-September 2011. During a typical

September 17, 2011

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New eruption of Mount Etna, Sicily, Italy

After an interval of ten days of relative quiet, a new eruptive episode took place at New paroxysmal Crater South-East (New CSE) Etna in the morning of September 8, 2011. This is the 13th episode since the beginning of paroxysmal; the previous episode had occurred on

September 09, 2011

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Spectacular eruption of Mt.Etna - twelfth time this year

The Mount Etna volcano in Sicily, Italy, erupted for the twelfth time this year on Monday.Throughout 2011, activity at Sicily’s Mount Etna has been characterised by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity. Each event has included volcanic tremors, ash

August 30, 2011