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New paroxysmal eruptive episode at Etna's Southeast Crater, Italy

After four weeks of moderate activity at its summit craters, Etna has unleashed a new paroxysmal eruptive episode from its Southeast Crater on the evening of January 18, 2021. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 20:21 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 05:46...

January 19, 2021

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Huge sinkhole opens in Naples hospital parking lot, consuming several cars, Italy

A huge sinkhole opened up early Friday morning (LT), January 8, 2021, in the car park of Naples 'del Mare' hospital, Italy. No one was hurt but the hole swallowed several parked cars. According to the local hospital district, the hole is about 20 m (66 feet)...

January 08, 2021

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Abundant dark and dense ash emission at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic activity at Etna volcano in Italy gradually intensified at around 08:00 UTC on January 4, 2021, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 08:42 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 11:26 when...

January 04, 2021

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Lava fountains at Etna on December 22, 2020

Strong strombolian activity and lava fountaining were observed at Etna's Southeast Crater on December 22, 2020, after dense cloud cover prevented initial clear observations of strong explosive activity that started on December 21. At 01:30 UTC on December 22,...

December 22, 2020

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Strong explosive eruption at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code raised to Red, Italy

A new paroxysmal eruptive episode started at Etna volcano, Italy on the morning of December 21, 2020. The Aviation Color Code has been raised to Red at 09:34 UTC. According to the Etna Volcano Observatory, a strong intensification of strombolian activity started at...

December 21, 2020

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Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna's Southeast Crater, lava emission resumes

Intense Strombolian activity continues at Etna's Southeast Crater since December 13, 2020. The most recent paroxysmal episodes occurred at the Voragine crater in December 2015 and May 2016. Since then, activity at Etna's summit has never reached the...

December 15, 2020

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Strong explosive eruption at Etna volcano, Italy

A strong explosive eruption started at Etna volcano on December 13, 2020, ejecting volcanic ash up to 4.8 km (16 000 feet) above sea level by 23:00 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red. Monitoring networks observed increased strombolian activity at the SE...

December 14, 2020

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Extremely rare tornado hits Trieste as historic supercell barells through the North Adriatic Sea

An intense supercell storm barrelled through the North Adriatic Sea on Monday, December 7, 2020, generating a rare tornado that hit the city of Trieste in Italy, and damaging hail across the Slovenian coast. A historic supercell storm produced a rare tornado that...

December 08, 2020

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Major winter storm buries parts of Alps under more than 3 m (10 feet) of snow, Europe

A major winter storm that started affecting parts of Europe on Friday, December 4, 2020, has dumped more than 3 m (9.8 feet) of snow in parts of Italy and Austria by the end of December 6 and more than 770 mm (30 inches) of rain in the town of Barcis in northern...

December 07, 2020

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Etna's Southeast Crater erupting from two vents simultaneously, Italy

Take a look at the sublime display of Etna's natural fireworks, with its Southeast Crater now erupting from two vents simultaneously. This video was recorded by INGV's Boris Behncke from Tremestieri Etnao on the southern side of Etna at daybreak on December...

December 02, 2020

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Massive floods claim 3 lives in Sardinia, rare tornado hits Catania, Italy

At least three people lost their lives while two others remain missing after severe storms hit the Italian island of Sardinia, triggering massive floods and landslides on Friday and Saturday, November 27 and 28, 2020. Meanwhile, a rare November tornado caused damage...

November 29, 2020

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Another powerful explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

Another powerful explosion took place at Stromboli volcano in Italy on November 16, 2020, just days after a sequence of powerful explosions on November 10. 2020. According to the Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, an explosion of...

November 16, 2020

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Powerful explosions at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sequence of powerful explosions occurred at Stromboli volcano, Italy on November 10, 2020, starting at 20:04 UTC. The Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, reports that at 20:04:20 UTC a major explosion has occurred in Stromboli's...

November 11, 2020

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Ash emissions at Etna volcano disrupt flights at Catania International Airport, Italy

Increased explosive activity accompanied by significant ash emissions started at Etna's New Southeast Crater (NSEC) shortly before 06:00 UTC on Friday, October 23, 2020. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 05:53 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 08:36...

October 23, 2020

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Strong strombolian activity and significant ash emissions at Etna, Italy

Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Italy increased on October 7, 2020, with the first eruption at 06:35 UTC accompanied by significant ash emissions to 4.6 km (15 000 feet) above sea level. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:00 UTC, downgraded to...

October 07, 2020

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Death toll caused by Storm Alex rises to 15, 21 still missing in France and Italy

The number of fatalities caused by heavy rain and strong winds produced by Storm Alex from October 2 to 4, 2020, has risen to 15 on October 7, with 21 people still missing. The storm caused very strong winds and dropped exceptionally heavy rains, with some regions...

October 07, 2020

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Storm Alex hits Europe with extremely heavy rain and destructive winds

Storm Alex made landfall in France on October 2, 2020, with powerful winds and extremely heavy rains. It caused severe floods in France and Italy, with some of them described as the worst in living memory. At least 2 people have died and 34 remain missing in both...

October 04, 2020

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Severe weather hits SE Europe, leaving at least 5 people dead

Severe weather affecting southeastern Europe over the past couple of days resulted in a significant drop in temperatures, strong winds, hail and high elevation snow, very heavy rain, floods, landslides, and dozens of waterspouts, of which some turned into damaging...

September 28, 2020

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Severe storms in Italy produce damaging tornadoes, flash floods and landslides

Severe storms hit much of Italy on Thursday and Friday, September 25, 2020, leaving widespread damage and at least one person dead. Meteoalarm placed 7 regions on Orange alert for heavy rain and sporadic storms on September 25 - Lombardy, Friuli Venezia Giulia,...

September 26, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Mount Etna, Italy

Strombolian activity with sporadic ash emissions continues intermittently at Mount Etna's 'saddle crater' since around July 10, 2020. ​The image below shows strombolian activity at the newest crater, referred to as the 'cono della sella'...

September 21, 2020

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Severe storms with giant hail and tornadoes hit northern Italy, leaving at least 4 people dead

Powerful storms brought lightning, giant hail, and tornadoes to northern Italy over the weekend, causing significant material damage and leaving at least 4 people dead. Severe weather continued into Monday, August 31, but the threat is now shifting into southeastern...

August 31, 2020

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Devastating storm causes millions worth of damage, prompts state of emergency in northern Italy

A violent storm struck Italy's northern region on Sunday, August 23, 2020, bringing hail, paralyzing floods, strong winds, and a tornado. In a statement on Monday, August 24, the National Confederation of Farmers (Coldiretti) said the severe weather caused...

August 25, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna volcano's New Southeast Crater, Italy

Strombolian activity returned to Etna volcano's New Southeast Crater over the past couple of days. An ash and steam plume rose up to approximately 3 500 m (11 500 feet) above the vent Monday into Tuesday, August 10 into 11, 2020. Throughout the night, explosions...

August 12, 2020

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Waterspout turns into tornado, hits Palermo, Italy

In a rare event, a waterspout was spotted becoming a tornado as it moved over land in Palermo, Italy, on Wednesday, August 5, 2020. The phenomenon occurred around 17:00 UTC (19:00 LT) in Cefalu. Panic ensued among passersby as the waterspout came ashore. Videos...

August 09, 2020

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Low-pressure dumps up to 40 cm (16 inches) of fresh snow across the Alps

A low-pressure which brought heavy rains to central Europe, dumped heavy snow across the Alps on Tuesday, August 4, 2020. Accumulated snow reached up to 40 cm (16 inches) in Passo Stelvio, Italy -- located above 2 700 m (8 860 feet). Around 30 cm (12 inches) of...

August 05, 2020

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Locust plague spreads to Europe as Sardinia sees worst attack in 70 years, Italy

After ravaging countries in Africa, the Middle East, and India, swarms of locust have now made their way to Europe as the Italian region of Sardinia recently saw its worst attack in 70 years. Around 30 000 ha (74 000 acres) of crops have been affected in Nuoro City...

July 22, 2020

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Major explosion at Stromboli volcano, Italy

A sudden, major explosion took place at Stromboli volcano, Italy at 03:00 UTC (05:00 LT) on July 19, 2020. The explosion was about 10 times stronger than the average explosion at the volcano. The products of the explosion were distributed over the entire crater...

July 19, 2020

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Extreme, record rains lead to deadly floods and massive disruption in Sicily, Italy

Deadly flash floods caused by severe thunderstorms lashed parts of Sicily, Italy, on Wednesday, July 15, 2020, resulting in massive disruption. Palermo City's astronomical observatory recorded 74 mm (3 inches) of rain in just a few hours, breaking the previous...

July 16, 2020

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Large tornado hits Mineo in Sicily, causing major damage, Italy

A large tornado ripped through Mineo in Sicily, Italy, on Tuesday afternoon, July 14, 2020, causing major damage. The twister occurred during violent storms that battered southern Italy, including Sardinia and Calabria. Sicily was the most affected region as 30 mm...

July 15, 2020

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Explosive activity at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Strombolian activity increased at Etna's New Southeast Crater at 02:12 UTC on May 22, 2020, forcing authorities to raise the Aviation Color Code to Red. The explosive activity produced volcanic ash up to 4.5 km (14 800 feet) above sea level, blown by the winds...

May 23, 2020

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Increased Strombolian activity, high values of volcanic tremor at Etna volcano, Italy

Strombolian activity started increasing at the Etna's New Southeast Crater at 08:45 UTC on May 19, 2020. The activity was accompanied by a modest emission of volcanic ash, which was blown to the northeast. From the seismic point of view, the volcanic tremor...

May 19, 2020

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Earthquake swarm in Campi Flegrei area, Italy

A seismic swarm took place in the Campi Flegrei area near the Pisciarelli fumarole at the Solfatara crater in Italy, on Sunday night, April 26, 2020. It consisted of 34 tremors with magnitudes up to 3.1 and depths between 1 and 2 km (0.6 and 1.2 miles). The...

April 27, 2020

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Explosive eruption and strong ash emissions at Etna volcano, Aviation Color Code briefly raised to Red, Italy

Volcanic tremor amplitude at Etna volcano, Italy showed a rapid increase to high values early Sunday morning, April 19, 2020. This activity was followed by lava fountaining and strong ash emissions, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reports. The Aviation Color Code was raised...

April 19, 2020

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Increased activity at Stromboli volcano, lava reaches the coastline, Italy

Activity at Stromboli volcano increased from medium to high levels on March 28 into 29, 2020, followed by lava overflow first observed around 23:40 UTC on March 30, 2020. Lava reached the coastline at around 01:40 UTC on March 31, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported...

March 31, 2020

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Stromboli volcano puffs out large, almost-perfect smoke ring, Italy

Italy's Stromboli volcano blew a large, almost-perfect smoke ring on Friday, March 27, 2020. The smoke rose from the crater, slowly drifting northeastwards over the Stromboli village. "Its near-perfect circular shape and large diameter (100-200 m / 330 -...

March 28, 2020

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Severe frost damage to orchards across northern Italy

Orchards in several regions of northern Italy sustained major damage as a result of the Arctic cold outbreak which started affecting parts of Europe on Tuesday, March 24, 2020. Unfortunately, forecast models call for another strong blast starting Monday, March 30....

March 28, 2020

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Entire Italy under lockdown as the government extends drastic measures to contain the COVID-19 outbreak

The entire population of over 60 million in Italy is now under lockdown as the government extends drastic measures across the nation to contain the COVID-19 outbreak, Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte announced at a press conference late Monday, March 9, 2020. The...

March 10, 2020

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16 million in Italy under lockdown as COVID-19 deaths surge to 366, global death toll at 3 893

The global death toll from the COVID-19 outbreak has jumped to 3 893 and the number of cases to 111 853 on Monday, March 9, 2020, with Italy overtaking South Korea as the country with most fatalities after China. With this, the Italian government has placed 16...

March 09, 2020

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Lava overflows Stromboli's crater terrace, Italy

Lava is overflowing the northern portion of Stromboli's crater terrace, INGV Osservatorio Etneo reported at 10:13 UTC on February 3, 2020. Lava overflow, currently small and confined to the summit area, started at about 07:20 UTC today. "The lava flow front...

February 03, 2020

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Strombolian activity at Etna's Voragine crater, Italy

Moderate effusive and strombolian activity continues from Etna's Voragine crater on January 29, 2020. From January 20 - 26, this activity was accompanied by ash emissions from the New Southeast Crater and Northeast Crater. In addition, moderate seismic...

January 29, 2020