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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 enters 2012 with new paroxysmal eruption spewing ash up to 5 kilometers

In the morning hours of January 5, 2012 the New South-East Crater of Mt. Etna has produced a new episode paroxysmal eruption after 50 quiet days. Last eruption had occurred November 15, 2011. Istituto Nazionale di Geosifica e Vulcanologia - Sezione di Catania (INGV)

January 06, 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

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More activity at Mt. Etna

New Southeast Crater of Etna produced its tenth paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year during the forenoon of 12 August 2011. This event was, in its main characteristics, a repetition of its predecessors, with the emission of a lava flow toward the Valle del Bove,

August 15, 2011

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New paroxysm at Mount Etna

Throughout 2011, activity at Sicily’s Mount Etna has been characterized by paroxysms: short, violent bursts of activity. Each event has included volcanic tremors, ash emissions, and lava flows centered around the New Southeast Crater, just below the summit.On

August 12, 2011

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A new paroxysm from the "New SE crater" of Etna is occurring

A new paroxysm (nr 9 in 2011) from the "New SE crater" of Etna is occurring at the time of writing. Following a brief period of intermittent weak explosions starting mid-day today, strombolian activity started to increase sharply the evening of 5 August; activity has

August 06, 2011

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Etna volcano (Sicily, Italy) erupts with fountains of fire

Mount Etna erupted for the eighth time this year. The progress of the eruption has been always the same: starting from a weak strombolian activity, turning into a lava fountain, reaching almost 500 meters and the lava following the line of the previous paroxysms,

August 02, 2011

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New eruptions reported at Etna volcano in Italy

Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia (INGV) reports about the third paroxysmal eruptive episode of the year 2011 from the pit crater on the east flank of the Southeast Crater cone occurred on 10 April, 51 days after the previous paroxysm on 18 February. The

April 11, 2011