Wednesday, May 24, 2017
Contact us    |    Advertise    |   Help   RSS icon Twitter icon Facebook icon
    Home  ·  News  ·  Forum  ·  Stories  ·  Image Gallery  ·  Columns  ·  Encyclopedia  ·  Videos
Find: in

Ten injured as Mount Etna erupts a third time


Posted on Thursday, 16 March, 2017 | Comment icon 6 comments

Mount Etna erupting back in 2002. Image Credit: PD - Richard W. Williams
Europe's largest active volcano has erupted in spectacular fashion for the third time in under 3 weeks.
Officially one of the world's most active volcanoes, Mount Etna, which is situated in Sicily, stands at 10,922ft in height. It has been declared a "Decade Volcano" by the United Nations - one of only 16 worldwide worthy of ongoing study due to its history of violent and destructive eruptions.

Today the volcano was up to its old tricks once again, spewing magma 200 meters in to the sky and leaving bystanders running for cover as boulders and debris were hurled down on top of them.

At least ten people were believed to have been injured including members of a BBC film crew.

"Running down a mountain pelted by rocks, dodging burning boulders and boiling steam - not an experience I ever ever want to repeat," wrote BBC science correspondent Rebecca Morelle.

One volcanologist present at the time described the incident as the most dangerous he had ever experienced in more than 30 years of studying volcanoes.

"[It was a] reminder of how dangerous and unpredictable volcanoes can be," wrote Morelle.


Source: USA Today | Comments (6)

Tags: Mount Etna

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #1 Posted by Herr Falukorv on 2 March, 2017, 13:36
Mother nature is awesome. I love the part in the video when the rocks (lava) tumble down the slope, it sounds exactly like when I am poking aroundthe glowing coal inmy kettle barbecue
Comment icon #2 Posted by Merc14 on 16 March, 2017, 21:18
I remember flying around Etna back in the 80's while working out of NAS Sigonella. It is always boiling away inside the vent.
Comment icon #3 Posted by coolguy on 17 March, 2017, 2:22
Thats crazy, its cool they flimed it
Comment icon #4 Posted by Totah Dine on 17 March, 2017, 4:36
I must be living under a rock. I had not idea Etna was erupting until today. derp.
Comment icon #5 Posted by seanjo on 18 March, 2017, 13:47
Etna's always been active, just to differing degrees...
Comment icon #6 Posted by Totah Dine on 18 March, 2017, 13:57
Not sure what your point is but I was referring to the eruption that is injuring people and making headlines this week. I'mwell aware it's an active volcano.


Please Login or Register to post a comment.


  On the forums
Forum posts:
Forum topics:
Members:

5910651
254315
167308

 
Neil Armstrong's bag could fetch up to $4M
5-23-2017
A bag used by the late astronaut to collect samples during the Apollo 11 mission is to be sold at auction.
What caused the Hindenburg to catch fire ?
5-23-2017
80 years on from the disaster, the exact cause of the inferno that destroyed the airship remains unclear.
Europe, not Africa, was birthplace of mankind
5-23-2017
A remarkable new palaeontological discovery in Europe could rewrite the history of human evolution.
UFO dossier may be released after UK election
5-22-2017
A selection of previously withheld documents about UFOs could be seeing a release in the near future.
Featured Videos
Gallery icon 
Falcon vs car
Posted 5-23-2017 | 5 comments
Can the fastest bird of prey in level flight manage to fly faster than a speeding car ?
 
Ants are better at growing food than we are
Posted 5-21-2017 | 1 comment
They may be small, but ants have been farming their own food for a lot longer than humans have.
 
Neil deGrasse Tyson on Europa
Posted 5-20-2017 | 0 comments
The popular astrophysicist talks about finding life beneath the surface of Europa.
 
 View: More videos
Stories & Experiences
 
Someone is on my bed
5-4-2017 | Indianapolis
 
Being told
5-4-2017 | New Brunswick, Canada
 
Man in the hat
5-4-2017 | Brooklyn/NY
 
Is the Boar Man real ?
4-26-2017 | Wichita Mountains, Oklahoma
 
Possessed boom box 1988
4-26-2017 | Santa Ana
 
Grandpa's visit
4-14-2017 | Portugal
 
Mysterious dog
4-14-2017 | Utah
 
A night to remember
4-14-2017 | Philippines
 
 

         More stories | Send us your story
 
Top   |  Home   |   Forum   |   News   |   Image Gallery   |  Columns   |   Encyclopedia   |   Videos   |   Polls
UM-X 10.7 Unexplained-Mysteries.com 2001-2017
Privacy Policy and Disclaimer   |   Cookies   |   Advertise   |   Contact   |   Help/FAQ