EUROPE’S HIGH­EST VOL­CANO SPARKS INTO LIFE

Daily Mirror (Sri Lanka) - - FEATURES -

THE HIN­DUS­TAN TIMES,02 JUNE, 2019Mount Etna in south­ern Italy has burst into life, spit­ting molten lava high into the sky, though cloud cover Satur­day ru­ined the view for those brave enough to ven­ture up the flanks of Europe’s high­est vol­cano.

The Na­tional In­sti­tute of Geo­physics and Vul­canol­ogy (INGV) said there was “lively spat­ter­ing” as fire and hot ash spewed high into the sky in an erup­tion which be­gan Thurs­day and had slowed slightly by Satur­day but still posed a risk to climbers. The lava came from two erup­tive fis­sures on the north­east­ern and south-south­east­ern sides of the New South­east Crater.

The vol­cano on the is­land of Si­cily pre­vi­ously erupted in De­cem­ber.the lat­est lava show was not ex­pected to pose any prob­lems for nearby res­i­den­tial ar­eas or for flights at the clos­est air­port at Cata­nia.

The lava came from two erup­tive fis­sures on the north­east­ern and south-south­east­ern sides of the New South­east Crater.

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