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Италия: Спиращи дъха изригвания на Етна озариха сицилианското небе

29 251 21.05.2016 Инфо

Europe's largest volcano, Mount Etna, erupted, Saturday, spitting out luminous ash clouds from its Voragine crater, illuminating the sky over Sicily.
The latest eruptions are Mount Etna's most recent significant activity since the volcano experienced one of its most severe eruptions in decades.
The 3,350-metre-high volcano (10,922 feet), which is Europe's most active volcano, began to stir on Tuesday with increasing activity and emissions throughout the day.
Volcanologists from Italy's National Vulcanology and Geophysics Institute (INGV) have classified the eruption type as 'Strombolian,' which is characterised by explosive bursts of activity expelling cinder, ash and smoke from volcano.
Mount Etna is located on Sicily’s east coast. Its latest eruptions have unleashed lava, magma, ash and gas which have been elevated to at least 7 kilometres (0.6 miles) above the summit of the volcano due to prevailing winds. Etna is the tallest active volcano in Europe. It dwarfs Italy’s next largest volcano, Mount Vesuvius, standing nearly two and a half times taller. One of the most active volcanos in the world, Etna remains in a state of almost constant activity, without necessarily erupting on a regular basis.