Etna Volcano Erupts In Italy Leaving Fountains Of Lava
ETNA VOLCANO ERUPTS IN ITALY – Mount Etna, one of the most active volcanoes in the world has erupted.
Global watchdogs reported the volcano had a period of paroxysm or a short and violent burst of volcanic activity. As such, ash and steam clouds plumed up to 10 km or around 30,000 feet.
Furthermore, the violent volcanic activity caused lava overflow from the eastern side of the Southeast Crater at around 4:05 p.m. UTC. Additionally, a part of the eastern flank of the crater collapsed into a pyroclastic flow.
Along with this, the volcano also had explosive activity detected at the South East Crater five minutes after. Lava fountains several hundred meters high rocketed out of the crater.
According to a report from The Watchmen’s Earth and Space Connection, the eruption was followed by an increase in tremors causing high discharge rates of magma to push out the surface.
Fortunately, after about an hour, the volcano’s violent activity calmed and almost stopped. Currently, it has returned to its normal state during the past weeks. With this, the volcano is now observed to have mild to moderate volcanic activity from at least 3 summit vents.
Here is a video capturing the events of the eruption:
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