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Europe’s most active Volcano Erupted last night (18th of January 2021) first time in 2021. I posted a beautiful picture of Catania just few hours before from the eruption by asking this question.
So, I heard about the eruption early morning and volcanodiscovery.com website says:
“Volcanic Ash Advisory Center (VAAC) Toulouse warned about a volcanic ash plume that rose up to estimated 13000 ft (4000 m) altitude or flight level 130 and is moving at 15 kts in S direction.”
According to the International Medias, the ongoing eruptive activity at the volcano changed in the morning: a lava flow started to emerge from a vent on the eastern summit of the New SE crater and quickly descended to its base. At the same time, the strombolian activity from the New SE crater’s main vent and, less frequently, from the Voragine central crater, decreased a bit (but continue). Both had been quite impressive during the past days, especially the activity at the New SE crater. While fluctuating and at times being intense, it had not intensified to another paroxysm (lava fountaining episode) such as on 13-14, 21 and 22 Dec last month, something that had been more or less expected.
Brave People who live and enjoy the Volcano?
Catania is the nearest city to the Mt Etna and it’s only 35 km away from the Europe’s most active volcano. When we consider the closest human habitation, it is Linguaglossa village and ski resort which is just 11 km away from the Etna.
Ash warnings, Some and Magma fireworks are not so rare to Catania and it’s people. They experience peaceful white and firework red backdrop randomly for their beautiful city Catania, Sicily, Italy.
I request my friends to keep in touch with my website, facebook and youtube channels. I will share more up to date happenings in the World. Sharing information is my passion and I request you all to enjoy them. Watch following video for see what happened yesterday in Etna by your own eyes.