Wednesday, February 24, 2021

Mount Etna erupts fourth time in several days, spewing lava-ash over the skies.


Mount Etna – Feb 22, Daily Mail reported. Mount Etna An eruption spewed red lava and ash into the skies above the Italian island of Sicily. On Sunday night, Feb. 21, it was the fourth eruption in several days.

Terrifying photographs reveal lava spurts in midair and flows down the volcano. And it also lit up the sky behind the nearby Catania city. With lava eruptions appearing behind the dome Mother Church of Belpasso Of Catania

National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology The eruption said the eruption occurred in the southwest crater of Mount Etna. Which spewed ash into the air several kilometers above the mountain peak Although there were no reports of injuries or deaths But the nearby airport has to be temporarily closed.

Mount Etna

The Sun reported that residents near the volcano said: Large volcanic rocks and ash falling down

Mount Etna is a popular tourist destination in Italy with an altitude of 3,329 kilometers, drawing hikers and wine tasters to the volcanic slopes. Both are the most powerful volcanoes in Europe. And in the highest peak in Italy, in the south of the Alps.

Mount Etna

Mount Etna is 700,000 years old and is located between the African and Eurasian tectonic plates. Different degrees of eruptions occur most of the time. It is the second most powerful volcano in the world after Kilauea volcano On the island of Hawaii, US

Each year, Mount Etna spews tens of million tons of lava More than 7 million tons of carbon dioxide, water and sulfur dioxide were sprayed, and the most recent devastating eruption occurred in March 2017, injured 10 people.

Mount Etna

But in fact, Mount Etna has recorded an eruption since 1500 BC. With a violent eruption in 1169 AD, the earthquake killed about 15,000.

Again, it happened in 1992, lava flows from Mount Etna down to destroy Sufferana, which has a population of around 7,000, estimated to be the largest sidewalk volcanic eruption in 300 years. Use control bombs to divert the lava flow.

In addition, scientists are concerned that Mount Etna gradually As many as 14 millimeters sink into the Mediterranean Sea each year, some volcanoes will collapse into the water. Risk shedding mountain ash into the surrounding ocean and potentially devastating waves.

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