Magma Plume: Mt. Etna volcano rocked by third eruption in 2012

March 5, 2012ITALY – Etna just keeps on rolling. The Italian volcano had its third paroxysm of 2012 (see above) on March 4 and first since early February. This new eruption was a short event that was preceded by 18 days worth of small strombolian activity. The event may have been only ~2 hours, but it produced some spectacular explosions, aiding in some part by interaction with snow and a pyroclastic flow was spotted as well. Osservatario Etneo reported that even a small lahar was produced during this paroxysm as a result of volcanic material mixing with snow. Air traffic around Sicily was not affected by this paroxysm. –Wired
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3 Responses to Magma Plume: Mt. Etna volcano rocked by third eruption in 2012

  1. radiogirl says:

    That is a very populated area…..lets hope there is an evacuation program that is effective in getting the people out of harms way.In the Edgar Casey readings mt.etna was one to watch.Thanks for the updates.Love,R

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