Mount  Etna
(Sicily Italy)


Etna, on 8th May 2008.




Etna on 11th July 2008.


Etna : Etna's activity 1983 / 2011 : 1983 ; 1984 ; 1985 ; 1991-1993 ; 1994 ; 1996 ; May 1997 ; July 1997 ; 1998 ; 1999 ; 2000 ; 2/4 July 2001 (before paroxysm) ;
5 July 2001 (paroxysm)
;
28 July 2001 ; 31 July/3 A
ugust 2001 ; 2002 ; 2003 ; 2004 ; October 2004 ; 2006
28 October /2 November 2006
 ; 2007 ; May 2008 ; July 2008 ; July 2011
; August 2011 : 12th August (10th paroxysm) ; 20th August (11th paroxysm)

Centers of interest

South face
(Cones from 2002, Laghetto, Silvestri)

Caves of Etna
(Gelo, Lamponi, Cassone, Tre Livelli, Monte Nunziata)


North face

Hepha´stos (or Vulcan), while moving or forging the weapons of the gods, used to cause roarings and eruptions, which terrified the local inhabitants.
" But just besides, Mount Etna roars amidst awful shakings. Sometimes, it spits out a dark cloud up in the air, fully smoking with black whirls and burning ashes, and it casts upwards some tongues of fire so high that it seems to lick up the stars ! Sometimes, in a thrust, it erects some masses of rock, bowels ripped from the mountain, where it gathers noisily liquified stones, where it burns out and boils down at the bottom of its crack."
Virgil, the Eneide (III, 570, 582)


To visit Etna : Stories about volcanoes and eruptions : Mount Etna



* Blog of a volcanologist, Boris Behncke's one ;
* Istituto Nazionale di Geofisica e Vulcanologia ;
*
informations and images by Volcano World ;
*
Etna Trekking's webcams ;
* web camera, from 2 points of view ;
* Natural park of Etna (in Italian).


Sicilia, "land of Cyclopes" as said Virgile, 2 000 years ago


Personal volcanic trips : Europe : Italy : Etna


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