The eruption, which occurred on the night of February 22-23, caused fountains of lava exceeding 1500 meters high. It was a volcanic eruption.The most exciting of the past decades“, Confirms Boris BehnkFrom the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy.
The latest eruption of Etna volcano, located on the Italian island of Sicily, surprised even volcanologists, who noticed the volcano’s activity for more than a week as it regularly spewed lava, ash and rocks.
According to Boris Pinkke of Italy’s National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV) who has closely monitored recent episodes, the outbreak recorded on the night of February 22-23 was’Much strongerAfter “giving us a moment of suspense” over the previous nights, Etna finally blew up in a way.He has rarely seen those who have worked on this for decadesSays a volcanologist.
At around 11pm on Monday, lava fountains, surrounded by huge clouds of smoke, exceeded a height of 1,500 meters, while thousands of rock fragments were thrown from the crater several kilometers away. Behnek reiterates that it was one of the “most spectacular volcanic eruptions in past decades,” although he asserts that it is consistent with “the normal activity of this volcano.”
“Etna does very normal things, even though every time everything seems bigger, more powerful, more exciting and threatening,” the scientist explained, Quoting from the Guardian.
In this regard, Marco Neri, also from INGV, indicated that this recent volcanic activity “is the strongest in the southern crater”, which was discovered in 1971. Although there have been no such severe eruptions from the volcano for years, asserting that it is “There is no danger to the population,” except for its ability to cause respiratory problems for a small number of people from smoke, leaving buildings and streets covered with ash.
The frequent eruptions of Etna volcano, the most active volcano in Europe, sometimes led to a profound change in the landscape of southeast Sicily and at times became threatening settlements on its slopes. Last week, its magnificent three-day volcanic eruptions lit up the night sky over Catania. The natural phenomenon caused the temporary shutdown of its airport, something that usually happens when the crankcase is in its active phase.
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