Spectacular pictures of Etna! The volcano on the Italian island of Sicily has erupted again. According to the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology, he shot lava fountains up to 500 meters high into the sky on Wednesday evening.
From the crater on the southeast side, a thick cloud of ash and smoke rose several kilometers into the air. According to an eyewitness from the city of Catania, the outbreak felt a little quieter than last week.
Volcanologist Marco Viccaro told the Corriere della Sera newspaper that it was the sixth eruption in eight days. For the south-east crater that is a record, so to speak. The volcano had erupted at a similar frequency in another gullet in the past.
Etna is in the east of the island. For the people around the mountain, which is more than 3300 meters high, there is usually no danger from the eruptions. Often afterwards it rains ash from the sky. Most recently, the outbreaks occurred in the evening and at night.