Mount Etna in Sicily resumed its activity


ROME, July 10 — RIA Novosti, Sergei Elders. Mount Etna, located on the Italian island of Sicily, has resumed its activity, reported Sunday service of civil defense in Italy.

According to the National Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Italy, the activity of Etna, expressed in strong vibration earth's surface and lava emission, has been observed as early as Friday in the area south-east of the crater.

During these events Saturday became much stronger, and in the evening in the same area was reported major ashfall.

Wind ash drifted towards the second-largest Sicilian city of Catania and other communities located south of the volcano.
Ash fell, particularly in the international airport of Fontanarossa (Fontanarossa), with the result that after 18.00 (20.00 MSK) authorities have taken the decision to temporarily close and canceled a total of 32 flight.

Whole last night Fontanorossa workers who blow the runway, and at 7 am (09:00 MSK) airport reopened.

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


Source: RIA Novosti

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