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"Nightmare": Etna in Sicily spits ash and lava - a column of smoke rises far into the sky

2021-10-24T06:41:50.775Z

The volcanic eruption on La Palma has been going on for several weeks. Now the next volcano in Europe is spewing ash and lava: Mount Etna in Sicily.



The volcanic eruption on La Palma has been going on for several weeks.

Now the next volcano in Europe is spewing ash and lava: Mount Etna in Sicily.

Catania - It is more than 3350 meters high, making it the highest active volcano in Europe: Mount Etna.

So far this year he has been very active.

Since mid-February it broke out regularly and sometimes spectacularly.

So again now.

At the volcano on the Italian island of Sicily, increased activity was measured in the early morning hours.

This was announced by the national institute for geophysics and volcanology on Saturday (October 23).

Etna in Sicily spits ash and lava: a column of smoke rises far into the sky

Photos showed lava and ash seeping out of the crater on the south-east side of the volcano.

The gray column of smoke rose from Mount Etna far into the sky.

However, there were initially no reports of major damage.

However, there were occasional reports of ash raining down.

L'Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia, Osservatorio Etneo, comunica che alle ore 05.40 UTC l'ampiezza del tremore vulcanico è su valori alti.



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Nelle photo: attività stromboliana;

sbuffi e anello di vapore, 23 ottobre 2021 pic.twitter.com/Ja25lQP18I

- INGVvulcani (@INGVvulcani) October 23, 2021

For the people around the erupting volcano, the raining ash is often a major problem.

The airport in the city of Catania at the foot of Mount Etna had to temporarily shut down in the past because the runway was dirty.

In September, the Sicilian government promised the municipalities two million euros in aid for the ash damage.

Etna in Sicily spits ash and lava: “nightmare” for farmers

Farmers on the Italian island in particular are affected by the aftermath of the ash rain.

The Coldiretti Agricultural Association spoke on Saturday that the "nightmare" was returning to the Sicilian fields.

The ashes cause damage to the cultivated areas.

Standards are needed to protect farmers.

The cleaning of the fields takes time, water and thus massive labor input at enormously high, unacceptable costs.

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The Etna volcano is very active this year.

Here is a picture from Catania at the end of February.

(Archive image)

© Davide Anastasi / dpa

Another volcanic eruption in Europe has been causing a stir for weeks.

The outflowing lava causes great destruction on the Canary Island of La Palma.

A documentary now illuminates tough individual fates.

(ph / dpa)

List of rubric lists: © Davide Anastasi

Source: merkur

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