On the Sicilian volcano Mount Etna, a new crater


12.05.11.Vnov intensified Sicilian volcano Etna.Minuvshey night and this morning above the volcano appeared fountains of boiling lava was heard strong underground buzz. According to ITAR-TASS, clubs ash rose over Etna and reached the city of Catania and settlements to the south of the volcano.

According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, on the eastern slopes of Mount Etna has opened a new mini-crater. Now instruments detect a growing oscillation in the interior of the earth core — South East — a crater.

For the safety of the local authorities closed the airport of Catania.

Recently, the volcano is very active — from the early years, this was the third eruption. In total, during the lifetime of the Etna, earned the nickname "Fire Mountain", gushed over 200 times.

Etna wakes up almost every year, but the big eruption occur in Sicily every 150 years, and each time the fiery lava covers a village on the slope. Despite the danger, people continue to settle near Etna. It is believed that the local soil is rich in minerals and trace elements, is very fertile.


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