In the new year of Mount Etna spews ash convulsively

In the new year of Mount Etna spews ash convulsively Natural Disasters

After 50 days of calm January 5, 2012, a new phase of activity of the volcano Etna. The last eruption, recorded by the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, refer to the 15 November 2011. Over the last year there were only 18 eruptions of Etna.

January's strong emission of pyroclastic material caused explosive reactions when in contact with the snow cover surrounding areas. The thunder was heard in the neighboring towns. As a result, on the slopes of the volcano formed lahars, so-called mud flows. The eruption of ash to a height of 5 kilometers forced to suspend passenger flights to Sicily.

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