Etna Volcano is operational again
Less than a month later, Etna Volcano on Italy’s Sicily Island was re-activated. In the statement made by the Italian National Geophysics and Volcanology Institute (INGV), it was reported that the volcano started operating around 16:00 local time and erupted lava at a height of about 1 kilometer.
INGV announced that Etna’s activity ended at 19:00 local time, and that lava flows formed on the western and southeastern slopes of the volcano. It was reported that the ash cloud from Etna rose more than 10 thousand meters. No statement was made regarding the damage and loss of life.
Known as Europe’s tallest and most active volcano, the 3,330-meter-high Etna was last activated on January 19th.