Experts insist that the increased activity recently is not unusual or concerning – after all, Etna is one of the world’s most active volcanoes.
#Etna is building up for her 12th paroxysm at the Southeast Crater in little less than a month. Scenes of mild Strombolian activity at sunrise on 12 March 2021, seen from home in Tremestieri Etneo. Activity is now gradually increasing. pic.twitter.com/egB66RQ4a0
— Boris Behncke (@etnaboris) March 12, 2021
Mount #Etna is doing its thing again—a big Strombolian eruption from the summit.
In this video (via @tancredipalmeri), look at the large, orange blob at the base of the eruptive column.
That’s a fountain of lava several hundred metres high. pic.twitter.com/YVXpftmYDk
— Prof. Paul Byrne (@ThePlanetaryGuy) February 16, 2021
Massive explosion on #Etna this afternoon. Two columns of ashes and smoke are visible from its top: one is very vertical, demonstrating the power of energy released. Fountains of lava are spectacular at dusk. A Lava flow, long and large, goes towards the desertic Valle del Bove pic.twitter.com/nT1zEc3ZVd
— Francesca Marchese #FBPE ?? (@fmarchese_uk) February 16, 2021