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VIDEO: Mount Etna Sicily Europe’s highest active volcano erupts

Mount Etna Sicily most active volcano erupted yesterday on the southern Italian island of Sicily. The sky has turned orange due to the Lava, ash and smoke coming out of the volcano. It has been filmed by local journalist Turi Caggegi. See the below snap of the tweet. The researchers have already detected the volcanic tremors earlier this week. The video is all about the astonishing lava fountains. Watch the embedded video for amazing Mount Etna new eruption at dawn. You can read the dangerous active volcanoes we have covered previously.

In a statement issued from the Catania branch of Italy’s National Vulcanology and Geophysics Institute. “On May 17th, we witnessed an increase in the amplitude of volcanic tremors and recorded intense degassing accompanied by occasional, weak emissions from the north-eastern crater,”

Mount Etna Sicily most active volcano erupted yesterday on the southern Italian island of Sicily

In the video, you can see the lava, smoke, and ash going hundreds of meters high in the sky and thanks to Turi Caggegi for covering this on his camera so that we can sit at our places and watch the eruption. Mount Etna Sicily highest active volcano in Europe have erupted very frequently if we see the history. It also changes in size every time when the eruption happened. There are few facts about Mount Etna Sicily that you should know before you watch the video and they are listed below,

  • On an average Mount, Etna Sicily erupted every 1.7 years.
  • Mount Etna is a stratovolcano which means it is a composite cone that rises dramatically. It is also considered to be very dangerous due to its highly explosive eruptions.
  • Mount Etna Sicily has three summit craters namely the central crater, the northeast crater and the southeast crater and most of the explosive eruptions takes place from these craters only.
  • Mount Etna is situated at 10,900 feet above sea level.
  • Mount Etna and its lava flow cover an area of 600 square miles. The base area of the volcano is around 93 miles

VIDEO: Mount Etna Sicily Europe’s highest active volcano erupts

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