Mount Etna Erupts for the Fifth Time This Year

By on Apr 2, 2012 in Environment, Europe, Natural Disasters, Science Comments

Mount Etna – CGI
Image Credit: Martin D. Adamiker/

Mount Etna erupted for the fifth time this year, sending ashes to the neighboring areas but no one was injured, worldwide reports say April 1, 2012.

Located in Sicily, Mt. Etna is the largest and the tallest active volcano in Italy and Europe. Earlier eruptions took place on January 5, January 27, between February 8 and 9, March 4 and 18.

The eruptions were not as destructive as the March 11, 1669 eruption when about 10 neighboring villages were destroyed.

As compared to previous explosions, the April 1 Mount Etna eruption emitted “small puffs” of ash and “modest explosions” according to further reports. There were no damages reportedly but the rising ashes were visible from afar.

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