April 4, 2013. According to the Sun UK, Zafferano (Zafferana Etnea), Italy. Small tourist town in the province of Catania with 9,450 inhabitants was covered with a thick layer of black volcanic ash after the eruption of the volcano. Local residents say they heard an explosion and felt a strong tryasku.Oni say the air was wet, the sky darkened, and could not see anything.
Residents of the city are suffering from frequent volcanic eruptions — is the eighth this year. The local population is now much work to clean roads, gardens, houses, which were covered by a layer of ash and rocks up to 10 cm Workers used special equipment to blow ash and collect the frozen lava.
Damage was estimated "incalculable" and the region, as well as neighboring municipalities have declared a state of emergency. When ash gets wet, it turns into a bit of cement and water repellent, causing flooding in the streets and in homes.
Giuseppe Patti, a geologist and teacher, said that ash moderately toxic by inhalation and has a mild degree of radioactivity.