Mount Etna Sicily Italy Erupts for First Time This Year
Mount Etna Sicily Italy Erupts for First Time This Year. After the sudden eruption of Mount Etna yesterday, it is still uneasy around the mountain.
There are hundreds of light and some more massive earthquakes registered around the mountain in Sicily.
A 2-kilometre long hole has been created that lava flows out of, reported the Italian national institute for geophysics and volcanology. Ashes fell in the municipality of Zafferana Etnea.
The airport of Catania, 60 kilometres south of Mount Etna, yesterday closed as a precaution for some time because of the ash cloud above the volcano. Today there were again incoming and outgoing flights.
Yesterday eruptions were observed at the Voragine, one of the five central craters of Mount Etna. The volcano, with a height of 3329 meters is located on the east side of the Italian island of Sicily near the city of Catania.