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The fountains of Etna

Over the weekend, Mt. Etna (Italy) had some spectacular Strombolian fire-fountaining. Lucky for us, Marco Fulle and a group went up to the summit on Friday (the 13th) and got some great pictures of the current (ongoing) eruption which have been posted on Stromboli Online. Sounds like the eruption has been increasing in the past…

Etna Images

If you’re interested in the latest eruption at Mt. Etna (Italy), here are some great images posted at Stromboli Online. Nothing like some good spatter amongst friends.

Weekend Wrapup: Etna & Chaiten

It has been rather quiet on the volcano news front over the weekend. A couple tidbits: – There are some new data showing the sulfur dioxide flux from Mt. Etna (Italy). The image above is an eruption of Etna from 2001 (and it makes a great wallpaper). – I’ve heard very little about Chaiten lately,…

A new rift eruption at Etna?

At first it seemed like the new eruptions at Mt. Etna (Italy) were petering out rather quickly. Instead, now it seems that there are fears that a new rift might be opening on Etna, which might mean more vents for lava to erupt. Apparently there has also been some seismic activity to go along with…

Mt. Etna at it again

Etna, one of Italy’s (and the world’s) most active volcanoes, has started erupting again. Saturday night the volcano erupted lava flows, although that is pretty much all the details in the article. The last series of major eruptions at Etna were last fall, but the volcano never tends to stay quiet for long. For those…