Mount Etna on the southern Italian island of Sicily has reactivated. According to the Agi agency, after the eruption of the volcano, a “lava fountain” was noticed.
Prior to the eruption, there were several explosions that were heard from afar, while large amounts of smoke were emitted from the crater. Despite the large amounts of smoke and ash, air traffic at the airport in Catania, the center of Sicily, has not been interrupted so far.
According to a statement from the National Institute of Geophysics, the lava spring is located at an altitude of 3,000 meters above sea level.
Etna volcano update: New lava fountaining episode after less than 3 days of calm— Watch🇺🇸Woman🌎on the Wall🇮🇱 (@aries1953) July 5, 2021
Current tremor signal (image: INGV Catania)
Less than 3 days since the last paroxysm early morning last Friday, another similar eruption occurred yesterday afternoon (4 July 2021) pic.twitter.com/tLuoMOhKuH