Venerdì, 19 Ottobre 2018
CATANIA

Etna roars for first time this year

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Catania, January 23 - Etna has roared and spewed ash
for the first time this year.
Europe's tallest active volcano burst back into life Tuesday
afternoon but calmed down early Wednesday, scientists at the
National Institute of Geophysics Volcanology (INGV) in the
nearby Sicilian city of Catania said.
"The intense Strombolian activity from the south-east
crater, with thunderous noise and the launch of pyroclastic
material which fell back into the cone of the volcano, lasted
from late afternoon Tuesday until 06:35 Wednesday," the INGV
said.
"Tremors in the internal conduits, which indicate magma
rising, have returned to normal".
Etna saw nine "eruptive events" last year.
Its last full-blown eruption came a year ago when it
belched out a plume of smoke that caused the temporary closure
of Catania Airport.
Scientists at the National Institute of Geophysics and
Volcanology recorded 18 eruptions of Etna in 2011.

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