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Earth of fire

Actualité volcanique, Articles de fond sur étude de volcan, tectonique, récits et photos de voyage

Publié le par Bernard Duyck
Publié dans : #Actualités volcaniques
 Etna - Phreatomagmatic explosion seen from Fratelli Pii this 16.03.2017 - photo Catania today

Etna - Phreatomagmatic explosion seen from Fratelli Pii this 16.03.2017 - photo Catania today

Around 11:30 on March 16, a violent explosion took place near Torre del Filosofo, on Etna. It results from the contact between the snow in thick layer and the front of incandescent lava ... the snow vaporizes, creating a pocket of steam that explodes violently, dispersing lava and hot rocks all around.
Tourists, a BBC team and INGV volcanologists, including our friend Boris Behncke, was in recognition of the location of the eruption. Some people were injured ... Fortunately only bruises, no serious trauma.
 
Sources: Catania Today and Boris Behncke's message to reassure his friends on Facebook

Etna - 16.03.2017 - Selfie of Turi Caggegi and Boris Behncke, slightly bruised but safe and sound.

Etna - 16.03.2017 - Selfie of Turi Caggegi and Boris Behncke, slightly bruised but safe and sound.

Since this explosion, a large plume of ash is emitted.

 Etna - 16.03.2017 / 15h45 - webcam INGV Montagnola

Etna - 16.03.2017 / 15h45 - webcam INGV Montagnola

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