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Mount Etna

Mount Etna Gears Up
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Mount Etna Gears Up

Ash emissions and explosions at the Sicilian volcano marked the start of a new paroxysm.

Published Jan 28, 2014

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Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Rivers of black lava snake over the snow-covered slopes of Mount Etna.

Published Dec 17, 2013

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Volcanic Plumes Tower over Mount Etna
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Volcanic Plumes Tower over Mount Etna

Complex volcanic plumbing produced two distinct plumes above Europe’s most active volcano.

Published Nov 6, 2013

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Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

After a 4 month respite, Sicily’s massive volcano is again showing signs of life.

Published Sep 30, 2013

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Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Two of the three summit craters on Mount Etna emit volcanic gases.

Published Jun 7, 2013

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Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Ash and gas presage a paroxysm (small eruption) at Italy’s Mount Etna

Published Apr 28, 2013

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Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Volcanic plumes, clouds, and snow cover the summit of Sicily’s Mount Etna.

Published Apr 2, 2013

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Mount Etna
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Mount Etna

Continuing paroxysms on Mount Etna have covered its southeastern slopes in a layer of volcanic debris.

Published Mar 25, 2013

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Mount Etna Boils Over
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Mount Etna Boils Over

After maintaining a low simmer for 10 months, Italy’s Etna Volcano boiled over in early February, with three outbursts in 36 hours.

Published Feb 22, 2013

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Mount Etna, Not Quite Restful
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Mount Etna, Not Quite Restful

Relatively quiet since its last paroxysm on April 24, 2012, Mount Etna still emits a lively, blue-tinted plume.

Published Jun 28, 2012

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Lava Flows and Volcanic Plume on Etna
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Lava Flows and Volcanic Plume on Etna

Mount Etna&rsquos;s 13th paroxysm of 2011 created lava flows and a volcanic plume.

Published Sep 13, 2011

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Paroxysm at Mount Etna
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Paroxysm at Mount Etna

On August 12, 2011, Etna had its tenth paroxysm of the year, spewing a thick white plume of gas and ash into the air.

Published Aug 12, 2011

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Quiescent Mount Etna
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Quiescent Mount Etna

A thin ribbon of lava is all that remains on the summit of Mount Etna after a recent spurt of volcanic activity.

Published Apr 25, 2011

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Activity at Mt. Etna
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Activity at Mt. Etna

Italy’s Mt. Etna unleashed a spasm of volcanic activity on April 10, 2011. Ash, lava, and gas were all released from the episode which lasted through the course of the day.

Published Apr 14, 2011

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Steaming Mount Etna
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Steaming Mount Etna

Even in the absence of an eruption, there are signs of activity at the summit of Mount Etna.

Published Oct 1, 2010

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Quiescent Mount Etna
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Quiescent Mount Etna

Even while quiescent, Mount Etna—Italy’s most active volcano—shows signs of life.

Published Mar 22, 2010

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