Mount Etna – Sixteenth eruption in five weeks – Video

The latest explosion, which occurred overnight between 23 and 24 March, lasted twice as long as usual and happened after a brief four-day hiatus.

Located on the east coast of Sicily, Mount Etna is the highest and most active volcano in Europe. Its last major eruption was back in July 2001, but it sees fairly regular Strombolian activity most years.

Recently, the volcano has been more active than average, with 16 eruptions over the past five weeks.

Mount Etna on average sees around 200 eruptions per year, a number which has increased in recent decades.

See more, including video:

Thanks  to Laurel for this link

The volcano is raining huge amounts of ash and debris on nearby villages.

Here’s another video, this one from March 20.

5 thoughts on “Mount Etna – Sixteenth eruption in five weeks – Video”

  1. Snow forecast: Long-range chart shows Polar air to FREEZE UK – ‘Snow for many’

    THE UK is bracing for bitterly cold air to smash into the nation towards the start of next month, according to the latest weather forecast, with one expert claiming there will be “snow for many” if the brutal system were to develop.

    A freezing weather front is predicted to grip north-western parts of Britain by Easter, as northerly winds bring wintry conditions and a risk of snow with them.

    Cold wave and snowfall in the UK

    On Friday, March 26, a cold front brought snow and strong winds to the UK. In some regions of the country, a high level of meteorological danger has been declared, which will continue until Sunday, March 28.

    A snowstorm is expected in Belfast, the capital of Northern Ireland, on Friday, followed by rain the next day. The wind speed predicted in the region is 8 to 10 m / s with gusts up to 15 m/s, on weekends the gusts increase to 20 to 22 m/s. In the Scottish city of Glasgow, snowfall and rain will last until Monday and will also be accompanied by strong gusts of up to 17-20 m/s.

    Similar weather conditions have been established in the north of Wales, in the east and south-west of England and in Yorkshire.

  2. Wow! What incredible footage! Thanks Laurel! Now I feel bad for the Italians and I’m glad I don’t live next to any volcanoes

  3. interesting to note the snow being fairly prevalent still in late march as well?
    the extremely fussy houseproud Italian families I know here in Aus would be having hysterics at all the debris falling on their homes n yards, reckon the womenfolk there are pretty annoyed as well;-)

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