Articles tagged "sicily"

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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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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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Etna producing large lava flows, amazing night-time show, Italy

The new eruptive phase of Etna volcano which started early May 30, 2019 (UTC) appears to be intensifying. Large lava flows are descending down its flanks, resulting in amazing night-time imagery. The eruption started with two new fissures opening on the northern and...

May 31, 2019

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Deadly flash floods turn streets of southern Italy into raging rivers

Two people have been killed and another one is missing after heavy rain hit parts of southern Italy on October 4 and 5, 2018. The worst affected are parts of Sicily and Calabria, where streets became raging rivers, destroying roads and bridges and flooding homes and...

October 06, 2018

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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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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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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