|Mount Etna eruption|
Photo by A. di Grazia
The fountains of lava starts at 4:50.
- Mount Etna in eruption from Space
The situation is monitored by the Institute of Geophysics and Volcanology in Catania.
Etna (Mungibeddu or 'to Muntagna in Sicilian) is a volcanic complex in Sicily, which originated in the Quaternary and is the highest active volcano in the earth of the Eurasian plate.
With the different eruptions associated with it, the landscape has changed constantly, often threatening the various human communities, which over the millennia have settled around it.
Its surface is characterized by a rich variety of environments, which alternates urban landscapes, dense forests that maintain different plant species endemic to desolate areas covered by volcanic rock and snow periodically subject to the highest shares.
On 21 June 2013, the thirty-seventh session of the UNESCO Committee Meeting held in Phnom Penh, Mount Etna has awarded the title of World Heritage Site.
Sopra: l'ultima eruzione del Vulcano Etna che si sta verificando proprio in queste ore.