INGV monitoring the fumaroles at Vulcano, Italy

INGV monitoring the fumaroles at Vulcano, Italy

Due to the recent upgrade of alert level for Vulcano volcano in Sicily, Italy from Green to Yellow, researchers of the Palermo Section of the INGV have increased their monitoring of the volcano. On October 12, they sampled gases at four high-temperature fumaroles on…

Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

Italy sets new European 12-hour rainfall record

A severe storm stalled over NW Italy on October 4, 2021, dumping record-breaking rain and causing floods and landslides. In addition, the storm produced more than half a million lightning strikes within 48 hours. The day started with 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in…

Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

Italy breaks national 6-hour rainfall record with 496 mm (19.5 inches)

A weather station in Cairo Montenotte, Province of Savona in the NW Italian region of Liguria, recorded 496 mm (19.5 inches) of rain in just 6 hours on October 4, 2021, breaking the country's 6-hour rainfall record of 472 mm (18.6 inches) set in 2011. While rain…

Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Eruption at Etna volcano ejects ash up to 9 km (29 500 feet) a.s.l., Italy

Heavy ash emissions were observed at Etna's Southeast crater since 06:15 UTC on September 21, 2021, where strombolian activity resumed at 06:55 UTC. The Aviation Color Code was raised to Red at 07:10 UTC and lowered back to Orange at 09:30. Strombolian activity…

Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

Destructive tornado hits the island of Pantelleria, killing 2 people, Italy

A destructive tornado hit the Italian island of Pantelleria, south of Sicily, on September 10, 2021, causing severe damage to buildings and killing 2 people. Nine people were injured, of which 4 are in serious condition. The casualties include an off-duty…