Mount Etna in Sicily emits lava fountains up to 500 meters

Mount Etna, located on the Italian island of Sicily, the eighth time since the beginning of this year, resumed his activity, which this time was accompanied by the emission of lava fountain height of 450-500 meters, said on Sunday agency Ansa.

Experts from the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy recorded the resumption of activity of Etna, revived Jan. 12, in the area south-east of the crater on Saturday around 20.00 local time (22.00), which reached its peak around 23.30 hours.

The eruption was accompanied by a strong vibration the surface, with a loud roar and releases molten lava.

In addition, volcanologists recorded volcanic ash, which was carried by the wind to the east and then fell in a number of towns at the foot of Mount Etna.

However, the activity of the volcano had no immediate effect on the operation of the international airport Fontanarossa (Fontanarossa), located near the city of Catania.

Specialists Sicilian branch of the National Institute of Geophysics and Seismology continue monitoring the activity of Etna.

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