Mount Etna is 100 feet taller than it was 6 months ago

GEOINTAnalyst

Well-Known Member
Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, has erupted so much in the past six months, it has grown about 100 feet (30 meters) in height, satellite images reveal.
The youngest and most active of Etna's four summit craters — the southeastern crater — is now the tallest part of the volcano, towering 11,013 feet (3,357 m) above sea level, the tallest it has been in recorded history, according to the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), located at the foot of Mount Etna in Catania, Sicily.
This sudden growth spurt is the result of about 50 eruptions at the southeastern crater since Feb. 16, 2021, which have led to a "conspicuous transformation of the shape of the volcano," the INGV reported in a translated statement released Aug. 10. Scientists discovered the explosive growth while analyzing images taken by the Earth-imaging Pléiades satellites on July 13 and July 25. The data have an uncertainty of about 10 feet (3 m), the INGV noted.
https://www.livescience.com/mount-etna-grows-100-feet.html
 

Wings Like Eagles

Well-Known Member
Mount Etna, Europe's tallest and most active volcano, has erupted so much in the past six months, it has grown about 100 feet (30 meters) in height, satellite images reveal.
The youngest and most active of Etna's four summit craters — the southeastern crater — is now the tallest part of the volcano, towering 11,013 feet (3,357 m) above sea level, the tallest it has been in recorded history, according to the National Institute for Geophysics and Volcanology (INGV), located at the foot of Mount Etna in Catania, Sicily.
This sudden growth spurt is the result of about 50 eruptions at the southeastern crater since Feb. 16, 2021, which have led to a "conspicuous transformation of the shape of the volcano," the INGV reported in a translated statement released Aug. 10. Scientists discovered the explosive growth while analyzing images taken by the Earth-imaging Pléiades satellites on July 13 and July 25. The data have an uncertainty of about 10 feet (3 m), the INGV noted.
https://www.livescience.com/mount-etna-grows-100-feet.html
Is Mt. Etna snow-covered? I have seen pictures with snow on it and without snow on it. If it only has a snow cap in winter, it would be really bad to have a serious eruption in winter, as it would present the danger of a lahar.
 

Raajj35

Well-Known Member
Mt Etna erupted again. It's been very active this year. La Palma is currently erupting as well as the Iceland volcano. I heard (not sure if true) that Japan, Alaska and Mexico all have a volcano waking up. They said 50 eruptions a year is normal for earth, however Mt Etna has erupted 50 times by itself by September 1st. I think it's safe to say we are way past normal.
 
Top