Etna Volcano explosion


Etna Volcano explosion
Etna Volcano explosion on February twentieth, is the third explosion in a very close period. January 30, 2013, then yesterday February 19 and again today, second time in less than two days two crater paroxysms. Accordingto volcano discovery com, this Etna volcano explosion in such a short time, is an important volcano activity,that marks a change in it’s previous activities which could cause more paroxysms in the near future.

Mount Etna, one of the world’s most active volcanoes, had emitted signs of an imminent paroxysm in recent weeks. On Jan. 22, lava and strong flashes in the volcano’s New Southeast Crater were clearly visible from the Sicilian foothills; these often herald a new paroxysm: short, violent eruptive bursts.

Dorschfeldt said he knew Mount Etna’s recent signals could precede new activity. “[I’ve] followed the activity of Etna for many years, and with time you learn to know it as if it were your friend,” he said in an email interview. “Following it constantly [you] learn to be a keen observer and a minor change can lead to something important,” he told OurAmazingPlanet.

The tallest volcano in Europe, Mount Etna is almost constantly spewing gas or lava. Its Bocca Nuova crater also erupted earlier this year, from Jan. 10 to Jan. 20. In 2011, Etna’s violent bursts were spotted from space.   

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